Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Nassau Grouper

Scientific name: Epinephelus striatus (Bloch, 1792)

Common name: Nassau Grouper

Commercially Prohibited Species
May not be commercially (or recreationally) harvested and/or sold in Florida.

Key identifying feature: a black spot on the base of the tail.

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.


Image Credit: Doug Morrison, National Park Service



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