Black Grouper

Mycteroperca bonaci

Also Known As

Grouper, Blackfin grouper, Marbled rockfish

U.S. wild-caught black grouper is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round in the Gulf of Mexico. There are seasonal closures from January through April in the South Atlantic and from February through April in the U.S Caribbean.


U.S. wild-caught from South Carolina to Florida, and in the Caribbean.


Grouper has a mild but distinct flavor, somewhere between bass and halibut. Gag is sometimes mistakenly referred to as black grouper in the market. The two species are very similar in taste and texture.




Health Benefits

Grouper is low in saturated fat. It is a good source of vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, potassium, protein and selenium. More information on health and seafood.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 92
Protein 19.38 g
Fat, total 1.02 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.233 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 53 mg

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