Black Grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci)

Black Grouper

Scientific name: Mycteroperca bonaci


The black grouper is olive or gray with black blotches and brassy spots. The preopercle is gently rounded. Its appearance is similar to the gag and yellowfin groupers.


These fish can be found offshore. Adults are found in rocky bottoms and/or coral reefs. Young black grouper are found inshore in shallow waters.

Florida locations:

Florida Keys

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