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Updated 5/13/2013

Family Haemulidae

Grunts & Sweetlips

Grunts differ from snappers primarily in dentition and have deep bodies.  They make characteristic grunting noises by grinding bony plates within the throat.  Common in warm seas around the world, none are present in Hawaii.

 

INDO-PACIFIC

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

HARLEQUIN SWEETLIPS, Juvenile

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

HARLEQUIN SWEETLIPS, Adult

 

Plectorhinchus lessonii

LESSON'S SWEETLIPS

 

Plectorhinchus picus

SPOTTED SWEETLIPS, Subadult


TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Anisotremus interruptus

BURRITO GRUNT

 

Anisotremus taeniatus

PANAMIC PORKFISH

 

Haemulon maculicauda

SPOT-TAIL GRUNT

 

Haemulon sexfasciatum

GRAYBAR GRUNT

 

Xenistius californiensis

CALIFORNIA SALEMA


WESTERN ATLANTIC

Anisotremus virginicus

PORKFISH

 

Anisotremus virginicus

PORKFISH, Juvenile

Haemulon flavolineatum

FRENCH GRUNT

 

Haemulon aurolineatum

TOMTATE

Haemulon plumierii

WHITE GRUNT

 

Haemulon parra

SAILOR'S CHOICE

Haemulon striatum

STRIPED GRUNT

 

Haemulon chrysargyreum

SMALLMOUTH GRUNT

 

Haemulon carbonarium

CAESAR GRUNT