Gulf grouper

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Gulf grouper
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Mycteroperca
Species: M. jordani
Binomial name
Mycteroperca jordani
(Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

The gulf grouper (Mycteroperca jordani) is a species of fish in the family Serranidae. It is endemic to Mexico.

Taxonomy[edit]

The taxonomy of the gulf grouper is as follows:

  • Kingdom - Animalia
  • Phylum - Chordata
  • Class - Actinopterygii
  • Order - Perciformes
  • Family - Epinephelidae[1]

Names[edit]

The common name for Mycteroperca jordani in English is gulf grouper, but in Spanish the common name for it is Baya, Cabrilla De Astillero, Garlopa, Garropa, Mero Baya, Merou Golfe.[1]

Location[edit]

The gulf grouper are located in the Eastern Central Pacific from Southern La Jolla, California, which is in the United States to Mazitlan, Mexico.[1]

Population[edit]

The gulf grouper is in a limited range and is severely declining through the Gulf of California, Mexico. The species is now considered rare and endangered due to expanded fishing pressure.[1]

Feeding[edit]

Large adult gulf groupers feed on other fish. They are also known to prey on juvenile hammerhead sharks.[1]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mycteroperca jordani". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 December 2012.