(Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
The taxonomy of the gulf grouper is as follows:
- Kingdom - Animalia
- Phylum - Chordata
- Class - Actinopterygii
- Order - Perciformes
- Family - Epinephelidae
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.
Large adult gulf groupers feed on other fish. They are also known to prey on juvenile hammerhead sharks.
- Roberts, C. 1996. Mycteroperca jordani. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
- "Mycteroperca jordani". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
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