Grouper, black (Mycteroperca bonaci)

(Poey, 1860); SERRANIDAE FAMILY; also called black rockfish, marbled rockfish
Black grouper are perhaps the largest species of Mycteroperca in the Atlantic. They can be found on offshore wrecks and reefs in Bermuda, Florida, the southern Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, down to southern Brazil in the south Atlantic. Coloration in black grouper can vary, but their sides typically exhibit a rectangular pattern of dark grey blotches. The edges of the second dorsal, caudal, and anal fins are also dark black. Juveniles feed mainly on crustaceans, while adult fish prefer fish.
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All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
56.24 kg (124 lb 0 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Texas, USA
11-Jan-2003
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
97.0 cm
Key West, Florida, USA
30-Jul-2016
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-03 kg (6 lb)
2.95 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Marathon, Florida, USA
28-Apr-2010
M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-06 kg (12 lb)
20.50 kg (45 lb 3 oz)
Key Largo, Florida, USA
14-Mar-2009
M-10 kg (20 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
30-Dec-2009
M-15 kg (30 lb)
33.79 kg (74 lb 8 oz)
Pulley Ridge, Florida, USA
02-Jul-2019
M-24 kg (50 lb)
47.63 kg (105 lb 0 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA
16-Sep-2011
M-37 kg (80 lb)
41.28 kg (91 lb 0 oz)
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, USA
09-Jul-2015
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
4.88 kg (10 lb 12 oz)
Tavernier, Florida, USA
06-Jun-2009
W-08 kg (16 lb)
16.55 kg (36 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
21-Feb-2008
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
13-Mar-2008
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
42.41 kg (93 lb 8 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA
25-Jul-2009
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.41 kg (11 lb 15 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
26-Feb-2008
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
7.26 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
24-Nov-2013
F-Smallfry
17.24 kg (38 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
24-Mar-2012
M-Junior
15.76 kg (34 lb 12 oz)
M-Smallfry
10.66 kg (23 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
21-Nov-2012

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