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Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters - Family Friendly

 

1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Dock 3

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

941.952.8312

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.

 

 

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

 

1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Dock 3, Sarasota, FL 34236


941.952.8312

 

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