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My complete revised and edited photos from the fall term as photography intern. These photos include multiple fish, otters, Cecil, Buffet, seahorses, crabs, and more.

Coney grouper

Epinephelus fulvus

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Species Type:


Common Name(s):

Coney grouper


Female coneys mature at 6 inches (16 centimeters) long and turn into males once they reach 8 inches (20 centimeters). The largest coney grouper ever recorded was 16 inches (41 centimeters) long.


Coney groupers feed on small fishes and invertebrates like shrimps and crabs. This species is known for following eels into reefs and preying on whatever is flushed out.

Range & Habitat:

The coney grouper is most commonly found at depths of 115 feet (35 meters), living in coral reef communities with clear water conditions. They can also be found hiding in caves and other crevices during the day.


The coney grouper is hermaphroditic, meaning they are born female and mature into males, producing both eggs and sperm at different points in their lifetime. These fish can be found in shallow clear water reef environments throughout the Atlantic and deeper clear water environments in the Gulf of Mexico. The coney grouper is listed as Least Concern on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.