Gag grouper

Ten- to twenty-pound fish are common.

The Gag grouper lives in the reef-associated, oceanodromous, brackish, marine, depth range 40 - 152 m environment.

The gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis) is a drab, mottled gray fish lacking the distinguishing features of other groupers. It has a pattern of markings which resemble the box-shaped spots of the black grouper. More

The gag grouper is found in the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina (US) south to the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). It is scarce in waters surrounding Bermuda. Juveniles have been recorded as far north as Massachusetts. More

Gag Grouper of the Gulf of Mexico Restoring one of the Gulf More

Gag grouper have long, compressed bodies and 11 to 14 rays in the anal fins. Coloration is highly variable in gag and changes with the size of the fish. Large gag are dark brownish-gray above and paler below, with traces of dark wavy markings on the sides. More

Similar Species: The Gag Grouper is commonly mistaken for the Black Grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci). However, the two species may be distinguished from one another based on fin margin coloration. More

Gag grouper are a mottled brownish gray in color with irregular square shaped patches on their sides. They have a large mouth and broad squared-off tail that provides a lot of swimming power. More

Baby Gag Grouper Abound in Our Waters By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA ** Spend any time drifting the flats these days, and you should have noted a remarkable and encouraging sign. More

Gulf Of Mexico Gag Grouperlast updated on 17th July 2009 (history) = * +contribute = * You need to be More

produce good sized gag grouper even on fly-fishing tackle, and even led us to an IGFA world record gag grouper a few years ago and a very near miss world record gag grouper on fly tackle. Since lighttacklecharters. More

Gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis, Goode and Bean, 1880) is an important reef fish with an estuary-dependent life stage. More

Gag Grouper Regs FinalizedAnglers will see stricter regulations on gag grouper in Gulf federal waters starting May 18. The latest federal Gulf grouper regulations are in the books, and there's been a first-order shakedown on gag and red grouper that will affect recreational anglers. More

After trying to reduce the gag grouper catch by 40 percent this year, federal regulators are contemplating an additional 80 percent cutback as early as next year. West Florida's iconic grouper sandwich is in no immediate jeopardy. Substitute grouper species can fill gaps left by any shortage of gag. More

Gag Grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis) is a large grouper whose range extends throughout the warm-temperate and sub-tropical waters of the western Atlantic (see FishBase). More

Common names

Abadejo in Spanish (español)
Aguají in Spanish (español)
Badèche baillou in French (français)
Badejo in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo brando in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo-bicudo in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo-branco in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo-da-areia in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo-de-areia in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo-saltão in Portuguese (Português)
Badejo-sapateiro in Portuguese (Português)
charcoal belly in English
Cuna in Spanish (español)
Cuna aguají in Spanish (español)
Fløjlsbars in Danish (dansk)
Gag in English
Gag grouper in English
Gag-velvet rockfish in English
Garoupa in Portuguese (Português)
Grouper in English
Serigado-badejo in Portuguese (Português)
Velvet rockfish in English
小鱗喙鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
小鳞喙鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Mycteroperca
Species : Mycteroperca microlepis
Authority : Goode & Bean, 1879