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Scamp

Mycteroperca phenax

 

Description: color light gray or brown; large adults with elongated caudal-fin rays; reddish brown spots on sides that tend to be grouped into lines; some yellow around corners of mouth

 

Similar Fish: yellowmouth grouper, M. interstitialis

 

Where found: NEARSHORE reefs off the northeastern coast, and on OFFSHORE reefs in the Gulf

 

Size: generally smaller than gags or blacks

 

*Florida Record: 28 lbs.

 

Remarks: spawns in late spring; feeds on small fish, squid, and crustaceans; undergoes sex transformation from female to male as it becomes older

 

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.

 

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