Grouper, broomtail (Mycteroperca xenarcha)

(Jordan, 1888); SERRANIDAE FAMILY
Broomtail grouper can be distinguished from other eastern Pacific grouper by the exserted ray on the tail, giving the fish its namesake broomtail appearance. Broomtail have a broad distribution stretch from southern California south to Peru. Juveniles may be found inshore around mangrove estuaries, while adults are typically found offshore to depths of 60 meters. They are savage ambush predators that must be quickly turned once hooked before they can retreat into structure.
 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-60 kg (130 lb)
42.18 kg (93 lb 0 oz)
Los Suenos, Costa Rica
26-Jan-2015
W-04 kg (8 lb)
26.45 kg (58 lb 4 oz)
Bahia Drake, Costa Rica
12-Dec-2010
W-06 kg (12 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
09-Jun-2016
W-08 kg (16 lb)
6.66 kg (14 lb 11 oz)
Quepos, Costa Rica
10-Apr-2017
W-10 kg (20 lb)
19.96 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
12-Mar-2017

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