Mycteroperca xenarcha

English: Broomtail Grouper, Broomtail
Spanish: Garropa jasplada

The Broomtail Grouper is characterized by its overall light brown coloration, with elongated dark brown blotches on its face and sides that show a clear spot in the middle, giving them appearance of "lipstick kiss marks."

The Broomtail Grouper's gill covers are notched and strongly serrated. The Broomtail Grouper's tail fin is jagged, for which it is named.

A large Pacific Grouper that can attain a weight of 100 pounds or more this grouper has flesh more coarse than its Atlantic counter part.  Few are caught off the coast of the southern tip of California but it is a common catch off the west coast of Mexico.

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