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White Grunt

Haemulon plumieri

Grunt Family

Saltwater Fish Identification

White Grunt

Common Name(s):
Gray Grunt, Key West Grunt, Ronco Arara
Usually from light gray, almost white, to dark gray. Many small blue and yellow lines on head.
Similar Fish:
Pig Fish
Feeding Habits:
White Grunt feed on a diet of crab, shrimp, and mollusks.
All Florida coasts and the Bahamas.
Not choosy; inshore to deep sea, quite a versatile fish.
Typical Size:
Averages 8-10 inches; not too uncommon at 12 inches or slightly larger, especially in deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
World Record:
6 pounds, 8 ounces (IGFA)