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Fish of the Week - Yellowfin Grouper
Similar Fish: Black grouper, M. bonaci, other grouper.
Size: Common to 20 pounds.
Habitat: Offshore on reefs off southern portions of Florida.
Notes: Undergoes sex reversal from female to male in latter part of life. Specific name translates to “venomous”, alluding to the fact that this fish, perhaps more frequently that other groupers; is associated with ciguatera poisoning; feeds on fish and squid.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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