Saltwater Fishing

saltwater_groupsca.jpgFish of the Week - Scamp

Mycteroperca phenax


  • Color light gray or brown
  • Large adults with elongated caudal fin rays
  • Reddish-brown spots on sides that tend to be grouped into lines
  • Some yellow around corners of mouth

Similar Fish: Yellowmouth Grouper, M. interstitialis.

Size: Nearshore reefs off the northeastern coast, offshore reefs in the Gulf. 

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