French Grunt

French Grunt

Bony Fish

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

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

FAST FACTS

DESCRIPTION: 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.
SIZE: 15.2-25.4 cm (6-10 in) avg; 30.5 cm (12 in) max
WEIGHT: No data
DIET: Primarily small crustaceans
INCUBATION: No data
SEXUAL MATURITY: 16 cm total body length
LIFE SPAN: No data
RANGE: Western Atlantic: Bermuda and South Carolina to Gulf of Mexico and Brazil
HABITAT: 0-60 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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