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Family Serranidae consists of groupers, many of which are top-predators, consuming other fishes, crustaceans (e.g., crabs, shrimps), and squids. Groupers are found in various habitats including coral reefs, estuaries, and rocky reefs of the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Juveniles generally inhabit seagrass beds.

Non-native Fish Species from Family Serranidae Found in Florida Waters

Genus and Species Common Name Continent of Origin Population Status Florida Record
Cephalopholis argus peacock hind Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
Chromileptes altivelis panther grouper Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
Epinephelus ongus Summan grouper Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info