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Epinephelus striatus (White grouper; Sweet lip; Rockfish; Nassau grouper; Hamlet; Grouper; Day grouper)

Synonyms: Anthias cherna; Anthias striatus; Serranus gymnopareius; Serranus striatus; Sparus chrysomelanus; Sparus chrysomelas
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) is one of the large number of perciform fishes in the family Serranidae commonly referred to as groupers. It is the most important of the groupers for commercial fishery in the West Indies, but has been endangered by overfishing.The Nassau grouper is a US National Marine Fisheries Service Species of Concern.
View Wikipedia Record: Epinephelus striatus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Epinephelus striatus

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  30.31 lbs (13.75 kg)
Maximum Longevity [3]  16 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)[4]
Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[4]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[4]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[4]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[4]
Achelous sebae (ocellate swimming crab)[4]
Aegires ortizi[4]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[4]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[4]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[4]
Anchoa lamprotaenia (Longnose anchovy)[5]
Anchoa lyolepis (Spotcheeked ghostfish)[4]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[4]
Atagema browni[4]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[5]
Calanopia americana[4]
Calappa flammea (flame box crab)[5]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[4]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[4]
Cantherhines pullus (Tobaccofish)[5]
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)[4]
Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[4]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[4]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[4]
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)[5]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[4]
Charonia variegata (Triton's trumpet)[4]
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)[5]
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)[5]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[4]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[4]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[4]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[4]
Cronius ruber (blackpoint sculling crab)[5]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[4]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[4]
Cyphoma gibbosum (flamingo tongue)[4]
Cyphoma mcgintyi (McGinty's cyphoma)[4]
Cyphoma signatum (fingerprint cyphoma)[4]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[4]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[4]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[4]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[4]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[4]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[4]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[4]
Echidna catenata (Little banded eel)[4]
Enchelycore nigricans (Viper moray)[5]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[4]
Epialtus kingsleyi[4]
Epialtus longirostris[4]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[4]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[4]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[4]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[4]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[4]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[4]
Geitodoris pusae[4]
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)[4]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[4]
Gonodactylus bredini[4]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[4]
Gramma loreto (Fairy basslet)[4]
Gramma melacara (Blackcap Basslet)[4]
Gymnothorax miliaris (Goldentail moray)[5]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[5]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[4]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[4]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[5]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[4]
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)[5]
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)[5]
Harengula humeralis (Yellowbill sprat)[4]
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Rock bullseye)[5]
Hexabranchus morsomus[4]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[4]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[4]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[4]
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)[4]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[4]
Hypoplectrus nigricans (Bad lucks)[4]
Hypoplectrus puella (Butter hamlet)[5]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[4]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[4]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[4]
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)[4]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[4]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[4]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[4]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[4]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[4]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[6]
Lucicutia flavicornis[4]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[4]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[4]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[4]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[4]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[4]
Microphrys interruptus[4]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[5]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[5]
Mithraculus ruber[4]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[4]
Mithrax aculeatus[4]
Mithrax hemphilli[4]
Mithrax holderi[4]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[4]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[5]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[4]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[4]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[4]
Myripristis jacobus (Bastard soldierfish)[5]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[4]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[4]
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)[4]
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)[4]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[4]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[4]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[4]
Paguristes depressus[5]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[4]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[4]
Pagurus bonairensis[4]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[4]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[4]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[4]
Panulirus guttatus (spotted spiny lobster)[5]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[4]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[4]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[4]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[4]
Pauleo jubatus[4]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[4]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[4]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[4]
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)[5]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[5]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[4]
Pilumnus diomedeae[4]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[4]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[4]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[4]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[4]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[4]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[4]
Pilumnus reticulatus[4]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[4]
Pisania pusio (miniature trumpet triton)[4]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[4]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[4]
Pitho quadridentata[4]
Pitho sexdentata[4]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[4]
Podochela riisei[4]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[5]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[4]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[4]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[4]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[4]
Scarus vetula (Blownose)[5]
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)[4]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[4]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[4]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[5]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[4]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[4]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[4]
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)[5]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[4]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[4]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[4]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[4]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[4]
Synalpheus goodei[4]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[4]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[4]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[4]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[5]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[4]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[4]
Tritonia bayeri[4]
Tritoniopsis frydis[4]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[4]
Urobatis jamaicensis (Yellow stingray)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)1
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)3
Balistes vetula (Turbot)2
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)1
Bothus ocellatus (Flounder)1
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)1
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)2
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)2
Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish)1
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Sand shark)1
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)2
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)1
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)3
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)4
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)2
Mycteroperca bonaci (Rockfish)1
Mycteroperca interstitialis (Yellowmouth grouper)1
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)4
Noctilio leporinus (greater bulldog bat)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)2
Pareques acuminatus (Cluck)1
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)1
Rhizoprionodon lalandii (Sharpnose shark)1
Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish)1
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)1
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)1
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus (Reef Scorpionfish)1
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Thunnus atlanticus (Deep-bodied tunny)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[4]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cainocreadium lintoni[7]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[7]
Callitetrarhynchus speciosus[7]
Didymodiclinus tomex <Unverified Name>[7]
Ectenurus americanus[7]
Ectenurus virgulus[7]
Gonapodasmius tomex <Unverified Name>[7]
Hamacreadium mutabile[7]
Helicometra torta[7]
Lecithochirium floridense[7]
Lecithochirium microstomum[7]
Lecithochirium musculus[7]
Lecithochirium parvum[7]
Lepidapedoides levenseni <Unverified Name>[7]
Lepidapedoides trachinoti <Unverified Name>[7]
Maccallozoum epinepheli <Unverified Name>[7]
Neobenedenia melleni[7]
Neolepidapedoides epinepheli <Unverified Name>[7]
Otobothrium cysticum[7]
Postporus epinepheli[7]
Sclerodistomum diodontis[7]
Stephanostomum casum[7]
Stephanostomum dentatum[7]
Stephanostomum pagrosomi <Unverified Name>[7]
Sterrhurus musculus[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida, Bahamas, Yucatan Peninsula and throughout the Caribbean to southern Brazil. Not known from the Gulf of Mexico except at the Campeche Bank off the coast of Yucatan, at Tortugas and off Key West.;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 5Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967) 6Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983) 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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