Speckled Hind

 

Family Serranidae, SEA BASSES AND GROUPER
Epinephelus drummondhayi

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Description: The common names of this grouper stem from the profusion of tiny white spots that cover the deep reddish-brown head, body and fins. In addition to the normal color pattern, some juveniles undergo a xanthic phase, where white spots cover a light yellow background.

Where found: Preferred habitats include high- and low-profile hard bottoms in depths of 25 to 183 meters, with temperatures of 60° to 85°F. They are most common between 60 and 120 meters.


Possession and Size Limits: 1 per vessel, No size limit.


Federal Recreational Season: None.

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