Bluestriped Grunt

Bluestriped Grunt

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 to 5.6 cm (8 to 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 to 20 cm (6.7 to 7.9 in.) total body length
Range
Western Atlantic: Florida and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Habitat
0 to 30 meters (0 - 98 ft) in tropical & sub-tropical coastal marine waters
Population
Global: No data
Status 
IUCN: No data
CITES: No data
USFWS: No data

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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