Alternative names: Epinephelinae, Mero, cernia, Merou
The Grouper are living in tropical and subtropical seas. They are large fish with a round body and a large mouth which allows them to swallow their prey. Their mouth is used as a sucking system which brings them the prey located in the distance and they also use their mouth to dig in the sand in search of a shelter.
After sexual maturity the females can change their gender, becoming males.
In some countries Groupers are protected by law, but in others they are still being fished as it is said that they taste incredible.