Family Serranidae, SEA BASSES AND GROUPER
Description: Black or charcoal with blue highlights and tiny white spots or strip on dorsal fin. Indistinct pattern sometimes present on sides, especially in smaller fish. Adults often have a feathery dorsal, anal, or caudal fin. Males have a hump forward of the dorsal fin.
Where found: Found mostly in central and north Florida. Favors rocky areas, wrecks, channels with hard bottoms.