[Coral-List] new mystery fish

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Fri Jan 18 15:52:47 EST 2013

Cromileptes altivelis (humpback grouper) is a delicious fish, but also a
voracious one that could compete directly with other groupers. If there is
any chance of stopping it via fishing contests, now is the time to do it!

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Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 1:26 PM
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov; Eugene Shinn
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] new mystery fish

Hi Gene and List,

This is not terribly surprising. Since the lionfish invasion, many aquarium
stores have replaced lionfish with Cromileptes altivelis (humpback grouper)
as the primary "top predator" species for sale. It was only a matter of time
before they starting showing up in Florida.

I see from the various news articles that some people are hoping these
Indo-Pacific groupers will prefer to eat Indo-Pacific lionfish. Perhaps (and
that would be great), but I bet they'd prefer to slurp up some nice,
spineless parrotfish and wrasse and maybe a lobster or two, just like the
native Atlantic groupers.


Dr. Mark Tupper
Coastal Resources Association
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Email: mtupper at coastal-resources.org
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On January 18, 2013 at 9:40 AM Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu> wrote:
> Of possible interest to coral-listers....New Pacific fish shows up in 
> the Atlantic.. Gene 
> http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/09/3174200/mystery-fish-invades-key
> s-waters.html#storylink=cpy
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