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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.





 
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