Warsaw Grouper Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: uniformly dark brown, with no distinctive markings;
dorsal fin with 10 spines; second spine very long (much longer than
third); caudal fin squared-off; rear nostril larger than
Young: caudal fin yellow; dark saddle on caudal
peduncle; some whitish spots on body.
Size: to 1.8 m (6 ft.) and 263 kg (580 lbs.).
Habitat: deep rocky ledges and sea mounts,
in 90-300 m (300-1000 ft.); young are sometimes
caught in inshore waters.