Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


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,

Image Credit: Doug Morrison, National Park Service

FWC Facts:
The organism that causes red tide in Florida, Karenia brevis, owes its name to a state researcher of harmful algal blooms, Dr. Karen Steidinger.

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