caesar grunt

Scientific name Haemulon carbonarium
Descriptor Poey
Year of description 1860
IUCN category LC
Family Haemulidae
Genus Haemulon
Haemulon carbonarium Haemulon carbonarium


Haemulon carbonarium, commonly known as caesar grunt, is a salt water fish.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    36 cm
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    36 cm

How to recognize the caesar grunt ?

The caesar grunt measures between 20 and 36 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly orange and or body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The caesar grunt is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although the caesar grunt is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The caesar grunt is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    3 - 25 m

Biotope presentation

The caesar grunt is most often found at a depth between 3m and 25m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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