Several species of grouper (Epinephelus spp.), including gag, red grouper, and goliath grouper, are found in Florida waters.
Gag Species Account
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.
Red Grouper Fishery Information
Recent actions and information regarding the Gulf of Mexico red grouper fishery.
Red Grouper Species Account
Red grouper, Epinephelus morio, are abundant in the Gulf of Mexico. This article provides information about their diet, growth parameters, reproduction, and catch rates.
Grouper Sea Stats Publication
This summary life history of grouper (Epinephelus spp.) includes information about age and growth, distribution and migration, and feeding habits.
Using Telemetry to Monitor Goliath Grouper
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.
Goliath Grouper Reports and Research
Read about stock assessments and other scientific research on goliath grouper.
Gag grouper and sex change: how spatial management and life history traits affect male abundance
This article summarizes a 2020 publication from the MERR (Movement Ecology and Reproductive Resilience) Laboratory about how spatial management and life history traits affect gag grouper sexual transition and gender ratios in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf Gag: where have all the cowboys gone?
Six years, two studies, one species: untangling the processes driving low male abundance of Gag in the Gulf of Mexico.