Animal Update: Red Grouper on Exhibit!

A red grouper (Epinephelus morio) has been added to the Aquarium’s Lurking exhibit!

Published September 18, 2015

red-grouper

Red groupers are found in the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina south to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. They primarily occupy muddy, rocky ocean habitats.

The red grouper feeds on marine invertebrates, such as crabs, shrimp, other fish and even octopuses. Like some other species of grouper, the red grouper is a protogynous hermaphrodite—all members of the species begin life as female, but some later transition into males. 

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