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Grouper Details
Name: Grouper
Water Type: saltwater
Latin Name: Epinephelinae Serranidae
Common Names: Gag grouper,black grouper,goliath grouper
Ideal Water Temp: 60 to 88 degrees
World Record: (gag)80lbs6oz,(black)113lbs6oz,(goliath)680lbs
Description: grouper is the common name for a large carnivorous member of the family Serranidae (sea bass family), abundant in tropical and subtropical seas and highly valued as food fish. There are several genera, notably Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, including some 100 species, most of which are characterized by bright markings that change in color and pattern to match the background. In the West Indies and the Florida Keys are found the yellowfin grouper, noted for its many beautiful color phases; the coney, the smallest (9 in./22.5 cm) grouper, colored a livid reddish gray with blue spots; and the Nassau grouper, the rock hind, and the gag. The largest of the sea bass are the groupers called jewfishes—the black jewfish, or Warsaw grouper, Hemichromis bimaculatus, reaches a length of 6 ft (183 cm) and a weight of 500 lb (225 kg) and the spotted jewfish is even larger (up to 600 lb/270 kg). Now grouped together and called the Goliath grouper weights have been recorded to 800 lbs.The red grouper and the black grouper, common N to the Carolinas, form the bulk of the commercial catch; both species weigh up to 50 lb (22.5 kg). Groupers are classified in the phylum Chordata , subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Perciformes, family Serranidae. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition | 2008 |
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Grouper? Cape May, NJ Grouper? Cape May, NJ
Caught this in a minnow pot in cape may NJ. Think it's a juvenile grouper.

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Captian Joe and Heath
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gag grouper gag grouper
Captian Joe and me (right)
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   Rig 519 Rig 519
I really have no idea where that rig is located based on long & lat.. just locate rig 519 on your gps.
Added by jseffe1 from the trip entitled My Bachelor Party

Grouper Grouper
off the coast 5-10
Added by pescadero from the trip entitled The Keys - Island Marada FL

   Red Grouper, Key West Fla, Red Grouper, Key West Fla,
Caught off the Jolly Rogers, Capt. Joe Mercurio III.
We also caught numerous Mutton Snappers, Barracuda, and a ton of Flag size yellow tail
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