white grunt

Scientific name Haemulon plumierii
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1801
IUCN category LC
Family Haemulidae
Genus Haemulon
Haemulon plumierii Haemulon plumierii


Haemulon plumierii, commonly known as white grunt, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    53 cm
  • Pattern
    circle pattern
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    53 cm
  • Pattern
    circle pattern

How to recognize the white grunt ?

The white grunt measures between 30 and 53 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly argent and or body. The also has jaune circle pattern.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The white grunt is a fish gregarious naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

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


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The white 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?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    3 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The white grunt is most often found at a depth between 3m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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