Grouper, Red – U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Red Grouper are found in the western Atlantic from Massachusetts to southern Brazil but are most commonly found along the west coast of Florida to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Red Grouper begin life as females and transition to males between 7 and 16 years of age. They are at a healthy abundance level in the Gulf of Mexico.
Red Grouper are caught using bottom longlines and handlines, which have some impact on bottom habitat and catch some species of concern, including other depleted grouper species.