This fish has a similar shape and pattern to a red grouper, however
the Nassau has a light background with brown or reddish-brown bars
on it's sides. Other characteristics are stripe in the shape of a
tuning fork on it's forehead, black dots around the eyes, and a "saddle"
in it's caudal peduncle. The fish is also known as the White Grouper,
Bahamas Grouper, and Rockfish.
Similar Fish: red grouper, E. morio.
Where found: range limited to south Florida; somewhat site specific;
smaller individuals NEARSHORE, adults OFFSHORE on rocky reefs.
Size: most catches under 10 pounds.