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Nassau Grouper Illustrated

Nassau Grouper

Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus), watercolor pencils, watercolor and gouache

About the illustration:
Commissioned by: Smithsonian Institute

coral reef
Further information about this illustration is detailed here: coral reef

More about the Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus):

Common names for the Nassau grouper, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History, include day grouper, hamlet, rockfish, sweet lip, and white grouper. The Nassau grouper is a saltwater fish found in the tropics of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. They eat fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, and octopuses. The Nassau grouper is on the list of Species of Concern (US National Marine Fisheries). In deeper waters, this grouper's color changes to pink or red.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Epinephelus
Species: E. striatus

Also see:

Wikipedia: Nassau Grouper

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