Both of these fish have a high oil and moisture content which makes them suitable to cook many ways. Grouper meat cooks up very firm, with big flakes and holds its moisture better than many other fish.
Other ways you can cook Grouper is to poach, steam, bake, broil and sauté and don't forget that it is excellent soups or chowders. If you are baking or broiling Grouper stick to the general rule of cooking fish, which is 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
The yellow grouper has a body with a standard length which is 2.7 to 3.3 times greater than its depth. The dorsal fin contains 11 spines and 15-16 soft rays while the anal fin has 3 spines and 8 soft rays.
The membranes between the dorsal fin spines are deeply incised. The head and body are pale grayish brown on the upper parts and are normally golden yellow on the underparts, There are 4 wide dark bars on the upper portion of the body with one on the caudal peduncle and sometimes there is another showing on the nape.
The head and body are marked with many small yellow spots. The adults are found at depths of 10 to 50 meters (33 to 164 ft).
It is a predatory species which preys on crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs as well as fish and cephalopods. The yellow grouper is a protogynous hermaphrodite and, in Hong Kong, spawning takes place from February and March through to May, in Taiwan these fish spawn in June and July, while in Zhejiang, China from May to July.
The yellow grouper is a species of high economic value as a food fish and is caught with trawls and hook and line. It is grown in aquaculture but this appears to be reliant on wild caught fry.
In some countries it is used as an ornamental fish due to the attractive colors it shows. Female yellow groupers have been crossed with male Epiphenelus tubular using artificial insemination to produce hybrids which have characteristics more desirable for aquaculture.
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^ Mini Li; Yongsheng Than; Hunting Li; et al. “The complete mitochondrial genome of the hybrid offspring Epimetheus award × Epimetheus tubular”. U.S. wild-caught black grouper is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.
Fishing gears used to harvest black grouper have minimal impacts on habitat. The groupers complex is not subject to overfishing based on 2019 catch data.
They are particularly associated with the southern Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, Cuba, the Bahamas, and throughout the Caribbean. Annual catch limits are used for black grouper in the commercial and recreational fisheries.
These fisheries are closed when their annual catch limit is projected to be met. Both the commercial and recreational fisheries have size limits to reduce harvest of immature black grouper.
Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Performed Family: Serranidae Subfamily: Epinephrine Tribe: Epinephrine Genus: Epimetheus Species: Binomial name Epimetheus fascists Synonyms Percy fascia ta Formal, 1775 Serra nus fascists (Formal, 1775) Epimetheus marginalia Bloch, 1793 Serra nus marginalia (Bloch, 1793) Holocentrus erythraeus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Holocentrus forsake Labeled, 1802 Holocentrus marginates Labeled, 1802 Holocentrus Rosmarie Labeled, 1802 Holocentrus oceanic us Labeled, 1802 Serra nus oceanic us (Labeled, 1802) Serra nus Alexandria Valentines, 1828 CERN Alexandria (Valentines, 1828) Epimetheus Alexandria (Valentines, 1828) Serra nus various Valentines, 1828 Epimetheus various (Valentines, 1828) Serra nus tsirimenara Terminal & Schlemiel, 1842 Epimetheus tsirimenara (Terminal & Schlemiel, 1842) Percy maculate Forster, 1844 Serra nus cruets DE Vi's, 1884 Serra nus geometric us DE Vi's, 1884 Serra nus subfasciatus DE Vi's, 1884 Epimetheus papyrus Scale, 1906 Epimetheus Emory Schultz, 1953 The blacktop grouper (Epimetheus fascists), also known as the red banded grouper, blacktopped cod, black -tipped rock cod, footballer cod, red-barred cod, red-barred rock cod, scarlet rock-cod or weathered rock-cod, is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a grouper from the subfamilyEpinephelinae which is part of the familySerranidae, which also includes the antics and sea basses.
It is the type species of the genus Epimetheus. The blacktop grouper has a body which has a standard length which is around 2.8 to 3.3 times its depth.
The area between the yes is flat but the dorsal profile of the head is convex. The rounded properly has a finely serrated rear margin with he the lowest serrations slightly enlarged.
The upper edge of the gill cover is straight. The dorsal fin contains 11 spines and 15-17 soft rays while the anal fin has 3 spines and 8 soft rays.
The color is variable and ranges from pale greenish gray to pale reddish yellow to scarlet. They frequently have 5 or 6 faint dark bars, the final one being on the caudal peduncle.
The scales on the upper body have a pale center and dark rear margin, which creates am indistinct checked pattern. The outer membrane of the spiny part of the dorsal fin is black, or dark red in specimens from Western Australia and some from deep water.
There is a pale yellow or white spot to the rear of the tip of each of the dorsal fin spines. This species attains a maximum total length of 40 centimeters (16 in), although a more common length is around 22 centimeters (8.7 in), and a weight of 2.0 kilograms (4.4 lb).
This species may present simultaneous Hermaphroditus in smaller individuals, while the large individuals usually lose female function. Blacktop groupers are host of several parasites, including Pseudorhabdosynochus SPP.
The filmstrip nematode Philomath fascia ti is parasitic in the ovary of female fish; the adult female parasite is a red worm which can reach up to 40 centimeters in length, for a diameter of only 1.6 millimeter; the males are tiny. Raphidascaris (Ichthyascaris) fascia ti is a nematode parasitic in the intestine, 20 mm in length, described in 2020 and named after the fish.
An annotated and illustrated catalog of the grouper, rock cod, hind, coral grouper and lyre tail species known to date (PDF). Coral reef guide; Red Sea.
“Species of Pseudorhabdosynochus Yamagata, 1958 (Monotone: Diplectanidae) from Epimetheus fascists and E. Terra (Performed: Serranidae) off New Caledonia and other parts of the Indo-Pacific Ocean, with a comparison of measurements of specimens prepared using different methods, and a description of P. Caledonia n. SP”. “Photometries (Nematode: Philometridae) in paranoid and serrated fishes off New Caledonia, including three new species”.