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, during the day close to coral formations and wrecks, dispersing at night to hunt for food 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