Mycteroperca acutirostris, also known as the western comb grouper, is distributed within the Western Atlantic, ranging from Texas (USA) and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico to Venezuela, including Bermuda, and central Brazil.
Mycteroperca acutirostris is a reef-associated species. Juveniles inhabit grass beds, mangrove areas, and shallow waters among soft corals and coral reefs. Adults are found on rocky bottoms with high relief. Easily found in groups of dozens of individuals. Juvenile from 2 to 5 cm are usually found among floating objects.
Epinephelus chalinius Cope, 1871
Epinephelus cuvieri Bleeker, 1875
Epinephelus undulosus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus acutirostris Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus undulosus Valenciennes, 1828
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelinae (Subfamily) > Mycteroperca (Genus) > Mycteroperca acutirostris (Species)