International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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grouper, black
(Mycteroperca bonaci)


(Poey, 1860); SERRANIDAE FAMILY; also called black rockfish, marbled rockfish Black grouper are perhaps the largest species of Mycteroperca in the Atlantic. They can be found on offshore wrecks and reefs in Bermuda, Florida, the southern Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, down to southern Brazil in the south Atlantic. Coloration in black grouper can vary, but their sides typically exhibit a rectangular pattern of dark grey blotches. The edges of the second dorsal, caudal, and anal fins are also dark black. Juveniles feed mainly on crustaceans, while adult fish prefer fish. Like other grouper,...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
56.24 kg (124 lb 0 oz)Gulf of Mexico, Texas, USA11-Jan-2003Tim Oestreich, IIRecord Details