Marbled grouper

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Marbled grouper
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Dermatolepis
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 the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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.