Photo take at -40 ft on an old metal buoy that is a wreck at the bottom this two juvenile groupers hide inside to protect them self's from predators this ones are about 25 cm brown color whit white stripes and dots. The black grouper is a solitary fish 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
Found under pears, on coral reef , ship wrecks and coast caves. From Florida all The Caribbean Sea , Central America to Brazil.
The black grouper is an IUCN Red List Near threatened species, vulnerable to increases in exploitation because it is a relatively slow breeder. Wikipedia.
Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88
Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012