google maps 57      face 57

 

 

   

Family Serranidae, SEA BASSES AND GROUPER


Mycteroperca bonaci

 

Description: olive or gray body coloration with black blotches and brassy spots; gently rounded preopercle.

 

Similar Fish: gag M. microlepis; yellowfin grouper, M. venenosa.

 

Where found: OFFSHORE species; adults associated with rocky bottoms, reef, and drop off walls in water over 60 feet deep; young may occur INSHORE in shallow water.

 

Size: common to 40 pounds, may attain weights exceeding 100 pounds.

 

Florida Record: no Florida record because of identity confusion with gag, which are mistakenly called "black grouper.

 

Remarks: spawns between May and August; protogynous hermaphrodites, young predominantly female, transforming into males as they grow larger; larger individuals generally in greater depths; feeds on fish and squid.

 

Copyright © 2016. Sarasta bay Fishing Charters. All Rights Reserved.


Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters - Saltwater Light-Tackle Sportfishing with Captain Tony Blizzard 


Sarasota, Florida

941.952.8312