Spanish Grunt - Haemulon macrostomum

Spanish Grunt is also known as striped grunt, gray grunt, streaked grunt and sow grunt. The Spanish Grunt pictured above was photographed in the Florida Keys. Spanish Grunts range from southern Florida to Brazil.

They are easily identified by the distinctive yellowish area between the dorsal fin and the uppermost stripe.

The Spanish Grunt is only of minor importance commercially and is occasionally found in aquariums. Mostly the large public aquariums.

They are known to eat various crustaceans and sea urchins that they find in the reef enviroments and grass beds that they call home and they are known to spawn in May and June. Although this eating and spawning data is probably not all inclusive.

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