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Mycteroperca interstitialis (Yellowmouth grouper; Scamp; Salmon rockfish; Salmon rock fish; Salmon grouper; Rockfish; Princess rockfish; Harlequin rockfish; Hamlet; Grey mannock; Crossband rockfish; Blake)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Mycteroperca interstitialis (commonly known as the yellowmouth grouper, crossband rockfish, grey mannock, hamlet, harlequin rockfish, princess rockfish, rockfish, salmon grouper, salmon rock fish and the scamp) is a species of grouper that lives in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean in the tropical waters. It is also found in pockets in Brazil. It is a fairly large fish and it gets its name from the yellow around its mouth.
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Adult Weight [1]  12.368 lbs (5.61 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  41 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)2


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda, Caribbean (mainly insular localities), and Brazil.;

External References



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
2Frimpong, 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.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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