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  Common names: cabrilla (English), grouper (English), mero (Espanol), cabrilla (Espanol)
 
Epinephelus analogus Gill, 1863


Spotted cabrilla,     Spotted grouper



Elongate, robust; gill rakers 26-28; rear margin of preopercle serrate, the lower limb smooth; dorsal fin  X, 16-18; anal rays III, 8; pectoral rays 19-20; flank scales rough; 53-69 lateral line scales.

Pale, tan to greyish white with red- brown spots, pupil-sized on body, smaller on head and fins; four broad indistinct dark bars may also be evident on upper half of side.


A good-eating fish reported to reach 87 cm and 22.3 Kg.

Inhabits rocky reefs; also lives in shallow estuaries.

To at least 107 m depth.

Southern California to the Gulf of California to Peru, Galapagos, Malpelo and the Revillagigedos.
   

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