Nassau Grouper
Epinephelus striatus

1/60s at f11, Ektachrome 64, ASA 64, Nikonos II w 15mm lens, Oceanic flash

"Nassau Grouper," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) is one of the large number of Perciform fish in the family Serranidae that are commonly referred to as groupers. It is the most important of the groupers for commercial fishery in the West Indies but has been endangered by overfishing. The Nassau grouper is a U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service Species of Concern. Species of Concern are those species about which the U.S. Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, has some concerns regarding status and threats, but for which insufficient information is available to indicate a need to list the species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands