Grouper, Red

Details

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Scientific Name:
Epinephelus morio
Description:

The red grouper is a robust fish of moderate size. It has large eyes and the differ in size, with the anterior pair slightly smaller then the posterior pair. The pelvic fins are shorter than the pectoral fins. The pelvic fins are inserted posterior to the pectoral fins on the body. Red grouper have scales and thick skin located at the base of the soft dorsal and anal fins. The caudal fin is truncate and the caudal peduncle lacks a saddle. Sometimes confused with other members within the genus Epinephelus, the red grouper can be distinguished by the large size of its dorsal fin and the absence of a notch on the interspinous membrane. In particular, this grouper's pectoral fins being longer than the pelvic fins distinguishes it from the Warsaw grouper (E. nigritus), the yellow-edged grouper (E. flavolimbatus), and the misty grouper (E. mystacinus). Also, their pectoral fins are inserted posterior to the pelvic fins in contrast to the red grouper whose pelvic fins are inserted posterior to the pectoral fins. The head and the body of the red grouper are dark reddish brown in color fading to a pink or reddish color on the lateral sides and ventral side. Light colored blotches and spots may be seen scattered on the body and small black dots may be present around the eyes. The anal, dorsal, and caudal fins have dark margins. When the fish is resting, the coloration becomes more banded in appearance, resembling the Nassau grouper (E. striatus).

Fishing Spots

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Addison Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Marco Island, FL
United States United States
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Amelia Island Island (Saltwater)

Amelia Island, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Georgetown, SC
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean Ocean

Stuart, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Hatteras, NC
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Atlantic Ocean Ocean

Charleston, SC
United States United States
22 80 11 4
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Beach Haven, NJ
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Homestead, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Southport, NC
United States United States
8 44 3 10
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Boynton Beach, FL
United States United States
34 65 9 6
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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Ocean Isle Beach, NC
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean Ocean

Waretown, NJ
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Fort Pierce, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

St. Augustine, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Daytona Beach, FL
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

West Palm Beach, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Jacksonville, FL
United States United States
69 70 3 10 28
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Miami, FL
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (GA) Atlantic Ocean

Savannah, GA
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (MD) Atlantic Ocean

Ocean City, MD
United States United States
14 56 1 11 8
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Atlantic Ocean (NJ) Atlantic Ocean

Lavallette, NJ
United States United States
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Atlantic Ocean (NY) Atlantic Ocean

Montauk, NY
United States United States
11 59 8 6
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Barnes Sound Sound (Saltwater)

Key Largo, FL
United States United States
50 12 4
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Biscayne Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Key Biscayne, FL
United States United States
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Blackburn Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Venice, FL
United States United States
44 4 4
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Blue Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Homosassa, FL
United States United States
24 6 2
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Blue Hill Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Marco Island, FL
United States United States
18 5 4
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Boca Grande Pass Gulf of Mexico

Boca Grande, FL
United States United States
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Boot Key Harbor Harbor (Saltwater)

Marathon Key, FL
United States United States
2 70 1 5 4

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Tournaments

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