Warsaw Grouper

 

Family Serranidae, SEA BASSES AND GROUPER
Epinephelus nigritus

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Description: uniformly dark brown, with no distinct markings; dorsal fin with 10 spines; second spine very long (much longer than third); caudal fin squared-off; rear nostril larger than front nostril; young have yellow caudal fin with dark saddle on caudal peduncle; some whitish spots on body.

Where found: deep rocky ledges and sea mounts, in 90-300 m (300-1000 ft). Young are sometimes caught in inshore waters.


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


Federal Recreational Season: None.


Size: to 1.8 m (6 ft.) and 263 kg (580 lbs)

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