White Margate (Haemulon album)

Also known as Dogfish, Grey Grunt, Margaret Fish, Margaret Grunt, Margate, Margate Fish, Margot, Sweetlips, White Grunt, White Pogret, Yellow Grunt

Description

Also known as Dogfish, Grey Grunt, Margaret Fish, Margaret Grunt, Margate, Margate Fish, Margot, Sweetlips, White Grunt, White Pogret, Yellow Grunt.

Found in pairs and large schools close to coral formations and wrecks during the day, out hunting for food at night over sand flats and seagrass beds of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Juveniles over seagrass beds.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 20-60m
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/1126

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