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    Appearance:

  • Color light gray or brown
  • Large adults with elongated caudal-fin rays
  • Reddish brown spots are on sides that tend to be grouped into lines
  • Some yellow around the corners of the mouth

    Habitat:
    Scamp are found around nearshore reefs off the northeastern coast, and on around offshore
    reefs in the Gulf.

    Behavior:
    These fish spawn in the late spring.  Scamp feed on small fish, squid, and crustaceans.  Young
    undergo a sex transformation from female to male as they becomes older.

    State Record:
    28 lb 6 oz, caught near Mayport

    Fishing Tips and Facts:

    Additional Information:
    Scamp are similar in appearance to yellowmouth grouper, M. interstitialis.

    Grouper Saltwater Fishing Regulation








    Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles
    Source:
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building
    620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL
    32399-1600 • (850) 488-4676


Scamp: Mycteroperca phenax
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