Also known as Dogfish, Grey Grunt, Sow Grunt, Streaked Grunt, Striped Grunt, Sweetlips, Thicklip Grunt.
Found in dense schools, during the day close to shelter, dispersing at night hunting for food, over clear water reefs.
They feed on benthic crustaceans and sea urchins.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 3-25m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
In some areas of the world 'Grunts' are better known as 'Sweetlips' distinguished from other species by their very large rubbery lips.
'Grunts'because they "grunt," the grunting sound is produced by their flat teeth plates rubbing together and this is amplified by their air bladders.
Found either singly or in schools hovering or motionless over the reef during the day, becoming nocturnal predators. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1136