7. I trust the photo specimen is Pacific, but am not certain. The Eastern Pacific is found from San Diego, California south to Peru, while the Atlantic is found in the Western Atlantic from Massachusetts, USA south during the Gulf of Mexico and on to the far south of Brazil. The Atlantic can grow to 36 inches and 20 pounds, while the Pacific can grow to 26 inches. The photo specimen was 13 inches and weighed 1 pound 13 1/4 ounces. The Atlantic is a minor advertisement catch and a few aquaculture.