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grouper

grouper, common name for a large carnivorous member of the family Serranidae (sea bass family), abundant in tropical and subtropical seas and highly valued as food fish. There are several genera, notably Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, including some 100 species, most of which are characterized by bright markings that change in color and pattern to match the background. In the West Indies and the Florida Keys are found the yellowfin grouper, noted for its many beautiful color phases; the coney, the smallest (9 in./22.5 cm) grouper, colored a livid reddish gray with blue spots; and the Nassau grouper, the rock hind, and the gag. The largest of the sea bass are the giant grouper, the Atlantic and Pacific goliath groupers, and others in the genus Epinephelus. The Altantic goliath grouper, E. itajara, formerly known as a jewfish, reaches a length of 8 ft (2.4 m) and a weight of 800 lb (360 kg); the Pacific goliath grouper is similar. The giant grouper, E. lanceolatus, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans, reaches 12 ft (3.6 m) in length and 880 lb (360 kg) in weight. The red grouper and the black grouper, common N to the Carolinas, form the bulk of the commercial catch; both species weigh up to 50 lb (22.5 kg). Groupers are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, family Serranidae.
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jewfish

1. any of various large dark serranid fishes, such as Mycteroperca bonaci, of warm or tropical seas
2. Austral any of various marine sciaenid food and game fish, esp the mulloway
3. Austral a large food fish of W Australian waters Glaucosama hebraicum
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Unidentified stingray 31 Diplectrum formosum Sand perch 32 Elagatis bipinnulata Rainbow runner 33 Epinephelus adscensionis Rock hind 34 Epinephelus cruentatus Graysby 35 Epinephelus flavolimbatus Yellowedge grouper 36 Epinephelus fulvus Coney 37 Epinephelus guttatus Red hind 38 Epinephelus inermis Marbled grouper 39 Epinephelus itajara Jewfish 40 Epinephelus morio Red grouper 41 Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper 42 Gerres cinereus Yellowfin mojarra 43 Ginglymostoma cirratum Nurse shark 44 Gymnothorax spp.
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Generation times for Nassau grouper and jewfish with comments on M/K ratios.
Atlantic 1995 Atlantic 1996 Species n = 45 n = 56 Roughtail stingray .133 .196 Dasyatis centroura Gafftop catfish .022 Bagre marinus Great barracuda .200 .018 Sphyraena barracuda Jewfish .022 Epinephelus itajara Scamp .022 Mycteroperca phenax Cobia .044 .018 Rachycentron canadum Clearnose skate .054 Raja eglantena Rosette skate .180 Raja garmani Atlantic cod .018 Gadus morhua Red Grouper .018 Epinephelus morio Gag grouper .018 Mycteroperca microlepis Bluefish .125 Pomatomus saltatrix Remora .018 Echeneis naucrates Amberjack .018 Seriola dumerili Wrymouth .036 Crytacanthodes maculatus Devil ray Mobula hypostoma Cownose ray Rhmoptera bonasus Banded eel Ophichthus rex Red snapper Lutjanus campechanus Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda Cusk eel Lepophidium sp.