Marbled grouper

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Marbled grouper
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Dermatolepis
Species: D. inermis
Binomial name
Dermatolepis inermis
(Valenciennes, 1833)

Epinephelus inermis Valenciennes, 1833

The marbled grouper (Dermatolepis inermis) is a species of fish in the family Serranidae. Other common names include donkey fish, mutton hamlet, rockhind, and sicklefish grouper.[1]

It is found in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, the United States, Venezuela, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This species has been assessed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because it is overfished.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Rocha, L., et al. 2008. Dermatolepis inermis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 05 June 2013.
  2. ^ Storrs, C. Good riddance to overfishing: New management can end unsustainable practices. Scientific American August 23, 2010.