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Florida Keys Fish
Florida Keys Fish

    color tan or brown with darker spots, or a network of spots, fused into lines; distinct yellow wash
    behind the jaws; yellow around the eyes; outer edges of fins yellowish.

    OFFSHORE over reefs and rocks; not as common as scamp in the Gulf; range limited to southern

    undergoes sex reversal, young individuals female, older individuals becoming male; young fish
    are bi-colored, dark above white below; feeds on small fish and crustaceans.

    State Record:
    This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

    Fishing Tips and Facts:
    Similar Fish: scamp, M. phenax.

    Grouper Saltwater Fishing Regulation

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

Yellowmouth Grouper: Mycteroperca interstitialis
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