from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tropical grouper (Cephalopholus cruentata), of the coral reefs of the Florida Keys and the West Indies, having a red-spotted body with dark spots below the dorsal fin.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The federal consistency rules also prohibit all recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers (including gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper and tiger grouper) from Jan. 1 through April 30 in Atlantic and Monroe County state waters.
Although the temporal trends were not significant, it is notable that only graysby, lane snapper, and mahogany snapper exhibited increasing presence across the 15-year period of surveys (