- Common Name
- French grunt
- Haemulidae (some sources cite Pomadasyidae)
- Genus Species
- Haemulon flavolineatum
- Yellow tapered body with silver stripes along entire length. Stripes below lateral line are diagonally oriented. All fins are solid yellow in color. Centrally cleft (forked) caudal fin. Juvenile form exhibits white body with thick black stripes, thin yellow stripes, black blotch at base of caudal peduncle, and yellow edge to dorsal, ventral, anal, and caudal fins. Yellow stripes below lateral line are diagonally oriented. Juvenile form is similar in appearance to Haemulon melanurum and Haemulon aurolineatum.
- 15.2 to 25.4 cm (6 to 10 in.) avg; 30.5 cm (12 in.) max
- Primarily small crustaceans
- Sexual Maturity
- 16 cm (6.3 in) total body length
- Western Atlantic: Bermuda and South Carolina to Gulf of Mexico and Brazil
- 0 to 60 meters (0 to 200 ft) in tropical & sub-tropical coastal marine waters
- Global: No data
- IUCN: Not listed
CITES: Not listed
USFWS: Not listed
- For more information about bony fishes, explore the Bony Fishes InfoBook.
Ecology and Conservation
Bond, Carl E. Biology of Fishes - Second Edition. Saunders College Publishing, 1996.
Humann, Paul. Reef Fish Identification - Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas. New World Publications, Inc., 1992.