Tiger grouper

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Tiger grouper
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Mycteroperca
Species: M. tigris
Binomial name
Mycteroperca tigris
(Valenciennes, 1833)

The tiger grouper (Mycteroperca tigris) is a species of fish in the family Serranidae. This grouper has a tapered body, often reddish, with vertical stripes on its sides. It also may have, darker, dusky lines on the sides of its body. Young individuals have a yellow colour. This fish lives in sheltered reef areas. Growing up to 35 in (86 cm) long, the average weight is around 10 pounds.[1] Groupers are big robust predators that draw in food by sucking it into their mouths. They usually live in five to 65 feet of water.[2]


It is found throughout the north-western Atlantic Ocean. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, and coral reefs. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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