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

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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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