GROUPER BLACK (Mycteroperca bonaci)

Matt Snyder was certainly not expecting this massive 47.63 kg (105 lb 0 oz) black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), that took him 12 minutes to pull from the bottom of the Gulf.

Huge 145 lb -65 kg black grouper caught off Bermuda island with an hand line.

Black Grouper out of Big Pine Key, FL

Angler Jennifer Howard pictured here with Steve Mainardi caught this  62 lb Black Grouper 50 miles off St. Pete, Florida

A 124 lb Black Grouper caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, by Tim Oesteich. He caught the whopper using a bonito as bait

The black grouper is a large marine fish, growing up to 150 centimetres in length and 100 kilograms in weight. It has an olive or gray body, with black blotches and brassy spots. It is associated with rocky or coral reefs but is not dependent on them; it is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean, from Massachusetts, USA, in the north to southern Brazil, but is particularly associated with the southern Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

DISTRIBUTION:West Atlantic Ocean
MAX SIZE:220 lb / 100 kg
MAX LENGTH:70 inch / 180 cm
MAX AGE:Unknown

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