Also known as Caesar, Gold-lined Grunt, Redmouth Grunt, Sandy Goggle, Seize, Sweetlips, Toctoc, Tomtate, White Grunt, Yellow Tomtate, Yellow-lined Tomtate, Young Grunt.
Found in schools, close to shelter during the day, foraging for food at night, over sand flats, patch reefs, and seagrass beds, of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, small crustaceans, fish, benthic invertebrates, and plankton.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-30m
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/1128