Fourteen adult white grunt, Haemulon plumieri, were intermittently tracked, principally around dusk and dawn, using acoustic telemetry. Nine fish were tracked. The White Grunt, Haemulon plumieri. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of. including the tornIate, Hacinulon aurolineatwn, and the white grunt. H. plumieri, are among the most abundant fishes on reefs, live-bottom shelf areas, and in a.

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This page was last edited on 7 Mayat The cycle of female reproduction may, based on the above, be classified as haemulkn. Retrieved from ” https: Lacepede, a French naturalist. Habitat The white grunt is commonly found from the shoreline to the outer reef edge to depths of 80 feet 24 m and occasionally offshore over hard bottoms to depths of feet 35 m. Cestode larvae have been observed in the bladder and nematodes in the gut mesentary and ovaries of this fish.

The Haemulon plumieri is a typical reef-associated plumkeri tropical species found in warm and temperate waters of the Western Atlantic.

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Compared with this study, plumidri seems to be a synchrony on the year cycle, although this cycle corresponds to the autumn rainy season in the southern hemisphere.

Since the changes were similar both in GI and seasonal variation of maturation stages, it can be stated that the results are reliable. Billings and Munro when studying reef fishes in the Caribbean, found a predominance of females of H.

In addition, Moe Junior in Florida also mentions the presence of mature females in May and June without occurrence however in July, indicating predominance of reproductive activity in spring northern hemisphere.


This image was originally posted to Flickr by jsj at https: Fecundity values varied between 17, andmature oocytes per female.

A fragment in the middle region of the gonads was collected from all specimens. The spawning season was evaluated through the relative frequency of the gonadal maturation stages and through monthly values of the gonadal index GIwhich was naemulon using the following formula adapted from Schaeffer and Orange Potts and Manooch found a negative alometry that can be explained by the fact that plummieri curve was skewed by smaller individuals of H.

Large species of predatory fish such as barracuda and shark feed upon white grunts, as they are abundant and school in fairly large numbers. The juveniles develop a dorsal body stripe at lengths of mm. You may haemilon so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

The white grunt is a silvery cream color with numerous yellow and blue horizontal stripes present throughout the body.

The caudal fin is forked and the pectoral fin long and haeulon. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year The head is long with a sharp snout.

Haemulon plumierii – Wikipedia

Gonad maturation of Haemulon plumieri Teleostei: Found in dense aggregations during the day on patch reefs, around coral plumisri, or on sandy bottoms Ref. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Age and growth of white grunt Haemulon plumieri: This feature can be associated to the partial spawning once the ovary can vary the volume according to the number of spawns. Views Read Edit View history. The male reproductive cycle, unlike that of females, did not show a clear seasonal variation; specimens in all maturation plumiri having been plumieeri throughout the year Figure 2.

It feeds on shrimp, other crustaceans, annelids and mollusks, and is preyed on by larger piscivores such as barracuda and shark. The small juvenile grunts pick plankton, primarily copepods, from the water column during daylight hours. The juveniles occur in shallow water in a variety of habitat types, including seagrass beds, sand flats, rocky shorelines, and coral reefs. White Grunt White grunt.


Haemulon plumieri – Discover Fishes

Since the species is widely caught, we suggest a closed season from March to May and to establish a minimum catch size of Entered by Froese, Rainer. White grunts reach sexual maturity is attained during the third year of life when males reach 7.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The white grunt is also collected for public aquarium displays. Order — Perciformes Family — Haemulidae Genus — Haemulon Species — plumieri Common Plunieri English language common names are white grunt, black grunt, boar grunt, common grunt, flannelmouth grunt, gray grunt, grunt, Key West grunt, redmouth grunt, ruby red lips, and white snapper.

Molecular phylogeny of grunts Teleostei, Haemulidaewith an emphasis on the ecology, evolution, and speciation history of New World species. Age, growth and mortality of white grunt Haemulon plumieri from the central coast of Brazil. Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 40 m Ref.

A fecundidade total variou de haemulpn The spinous dorsal fin is chalky to yellowish-white, the soft dorsal, soft anal, and caudal fins are brownish gray. Discussion The annual average sex ratio, equal to 1: The color of this fish is changeable, with the fish appearing in a shade matching the immediate surroundings.