Gulf grouper

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Scientific Name:

Mycteroperca jordani (Jenkins and Evermann, 1889)

Common Names:

Gulf grouper, Grouper

More about this critter:

Found in rocky reefs and kelp beds. Juveniles are unknown in California waters and the few large adults that have been taken there are probably expatriates from a more southerly breeding population. Large adults feed on fishes (Ref. 9342). Reported to prey on juvenile hammerhead sharks. Its large size makes it an object of game fishing (Ref. 9342).

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