Habitat: These fish are offshore species. Adults are associated with rocky bottoms, reef, and drop off walls in water over 60 feet deep. Young black grouper may occur inshore in shallow water.
Behavior: Black grouper spawn between May and August and they are protogynous hermaphrodites, meaning that young predominantly female who transform into males as they grow larger. Larger individuals of this species are generally found in greater depths and they feed on fish and squid.
Flavor Profile: Black Grouper is highly prized for it’s White flakey flesh. It is very mild in flavor, good for all types of cooking methods.