Photo courtesy NOAA
Maturity at: 120 cm in length
Max Published Size: 230 cm and over 440 pounds
ThT Record: 246 pounds (official)
TnT Season: Year round
IUCN status: Critically endangered
General Information: A solitary species, usually found on deep rocky bottoms but occasionally on coral reefs; juveniles can be seen on jetties and shallow reefs. Adults feed on a variety of crabs, shrimps, lobsters, and fishes. Marketed fresh. Warsaw groupers have been categorized as critically endangered due to habitat loss and overfishing, but there is very little information on them to indicate a listing under the Endangered Species Act. In Trinidad and Tobago is often caught bottom fishing in deep waters.