Bluestriped Grunt

Bluestriped Grunt

Bony Fish

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

COMMON NAME: bluestriped grunt
KINGDOM: Animalia
PHYLUM: Chordata
CLASS: Osteichthyes
ORDER: Perciformes
FAMILY: Haemulidae (some sources cite Pomadasyidae)
GENUS SPECIES: Haemulon sciurus

FAST FACTS

DESCRIPTION: Yellow tapered body with blue stripes along entire length. Rear dorsal fin and caudal fin are darkly colored. Interior of mouth is colored bright orange. Centrally cleft (forked) caudal fin.
SIZE: 20.3-35.6 cm (8 - 14 in) avg; 46 cm (18.1 in) max
WEIGHT: 750 g (1.7 lbs) max
DIET: Bivalve mollusks, crustaceans, and smaller fish
INCUBATION: Spawning primarily occurs from late fall to early spring
SEXUAL MATURITY: 17-20 cm total body length
LIFE SPAN: No data
RANGE: Western Atlantic: Florida and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
HABITAT: 0-30 meters in tropical & sub-tropical coastal marine waters
POPULATION: GLOBAL No data
STATUS: IUCN Not listed
CITES Not listed
USFWS Not listed

FUN FACTS

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ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

No data

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

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