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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Mycteroperca

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Mycteroperca acutirostris (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.
 
Mycteroperca acutirostris
[Comb grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mycteroperca bonaci (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mycteroperca bonaci
[Black grouper]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 114 cm TL
Mycteroperca cidi Cervigón, 1966

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Mycteroperca cidi
[Venezuelan grouper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Mycteroperca fusca (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Mycteroperca fusca
[Island grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Mycteroperca interstitialis (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Mycteroperca interstitialis
[Yellowmouth grouper]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 198 cm TL
Mycteroperca jordani (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Mycteroperca jordani
[Gulf grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 145 cm TL
Mycteroperca microlepis (Goode & Bean, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Mycteroperca microlepis
[Gag]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Mycteroperca olfax (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Ziegler, P.E.
 
Mycteroperca olfax
[Sailfin grouper]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Mycteroperca phenax Jordan & Swain, 1884

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Mycteroperca phenax
[Scamp]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 105 cm TL
Mycteroperca prionura Rosenblatt & Zahuranec, 1967

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Mycteroperca prionura
[Sawtail grouper]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 86 cm TL
Mycteroperca rosacea (Streets, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Buckhorn, M.
 
Mycteroperca rosacea
[Leopard grouper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 144 cm TL
Mycteroperca rubra (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Pillon, R.
 
Mycteroperca rubra
[Mottled grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Mycteroperca tigris (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Stadler, B.
 
Mycteroperca tigris
[Tiger grouper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mycteroperca venenosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Mycteroperca venenosa
[Yellowfin grouper]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mycteroperca xenarcha Jordan, 1888

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Mycteroperca xenarcha
[Broomtail grouper]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mycteroperca acutirostris Comb grouper Western Atlantic 80 TL 1828
Mycteroperca bonaci Black grouper Western Atlantic 150 TL 1860
Mycteroperca cidi Venezuelan grouper Western Central Atlantic 114 TL 1966
Mycteroperca fusca Island grouper Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1838
Mycteroperca interstitialis Yellowmouth grouper Western Atlantic 84 TL 1860
Mycteroperca jordani Gulf grouper Eastern Central Pacific 198 TL 1889
Mycteroperca microlepis Gag Western Atlantic 145 TL 1879
Mycteroperca olfax Sailfin grouper Eastern Pacific 120 TL 1840
Mycteroperca phenax Scamp Western Central Atlantic 107 TL 1884
Mycteroperca prionura Sawtail grouper Eastern Central Pacific 105 TL 1967
Mycteroperca rosacea Leopard grouper Eastern Central Pacific 86 TL 1877
Mycteroperca rubra Mottled grouper Eastern Atlantic 144 TL 1793
Mycteroperca tigris Tiger grouper Western Atlantic 101 TL 1833
Mycteroperca venenosa Yellowfin grouper Western Atlantic 100 TL 1758
Mycteroperca xenarcha Broomtail grouper Eastern Central Pacific 150 TL 1888



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