Last update: January 19th, 2020 at 8:00 am
Gag grouper is one of the dominant economically important reef fish found on the shelf edge. Their color varies and changes with the size of the fish.
Therefore this species are known to be hermaphrodites, schooling in groups with the most aggressive and largest females shifting sex to male.
The Gulf Of Mexico had a closure to provide this and other species a refuge from commercial fishing pressure.
However these data are highly in dispute and are currently being challenged for inaccuracies.
The areas of hard consolidated , and use structural features, such as ledges, rocks, and coral reefs as their habitats.