Given its size and habitat, Nassau groupers have few known predators. Sharks may occasionally attack groups of spawning Nassau groupers, and yellowtail snappers eat their eggs. Other predators may include moray eels, which prey on small groupers, and hammerhead and sandbar sharks, which prey on larger groupers. Nassau groupers also practice cannibalism on occasion. Humans are the primary predator of Nassau groupers, having greatly reduced populations of this species through commercial fishing.
Anti-predator Adaptations: cryptic
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