Several species of grouper (Epinephelus spp.), including
gag, red grouper, and goliath grouper, are found in Florida waters.
The gag grouper, Mycteroperca microlepis, is common to Florida's
reefs. These fish can reach nearly 50 inches in total length.
Have you seen this fish? We need your help locating juvenile or
adult Goliath Grouper.
Recent actions and information regarding the Gulf of Mexico red grouper fishery.
Red grouper, Epinephelus morio,
are abundant in the Gulf
of Mexico. This article provides information about their diet,
growth parameters, reproduction, and catch rates.
This summary life history of grouper (Epinephelus spp.
includes information about age and growth, distribution and
migration, and feeding habits.
Acoustic telemetry is used to measure impacts of catch-and-release
fishing on goliath grouper and to determine behavior patterns of
this federally protected species.
Read about stock assessments and other scientific research on goliath grouper.