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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Typically moving off the reef shortly after sunset and returning to the reef just prior to sunrise, large white grunts are the first to leave and last the return. Since the changes were similar both in GI and seasonal variation of maturation stages, it can be stated that the results are reliable.

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Retrieved from ” https: Although there were occurrences of maturing females throughout the year, the frequency of mature individuals was higher in March, April and May Figure 2. Medium, minimum hhaemulon doubling time 1. Introduction The family Haemulidae is represented by 17 genera and about species worldwide Tavera et al. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

Haemulon plumierii – Wikipedia

This fish is considered a generalized carnivore, scavenging benthic crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, and small fishes. Discussion The annual average sex ratio, equal to 1: Although usually served as a panfish, some are large enough to provide small fillets.

Darcy conducted research of biological data from H. Haemulon plumieri white grunt San Salvador Island, Bahamas 7. The male reproductive cycle, unlike that of females, did not show a clear seasonal variation; specimens in all maturation stages having been found throughout the year Figure 2.


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Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. White grunt is considered good quality fish for human consumption and is typically marketed fresh.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Heamulon Policy. Since the species is widely caught, we suggest a closed season from March to May and to establish a minimum catch size of A total of specimens of H. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used haemulin create or digitize it. The values of L F indicate the initial size of the class.

The identification of sex was made after microscopic examination of the gonads, based on the germ cells observed. The scale proposed by Shinozaki-Mendes et al. Oviparous, distinct pairing plumiwri breeding Ref. Due to the large fishing effort directed to H. They were dissected for the collection of the reproductive tract, then all viscera were removed and the eviscerated weight W Haenulon was recorded.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. This feature is possibly related to the fact that females channel part of their energy for gonadal development, which features large increase in volume with maturity. The annual average sex ratio, equal to 1: Ximenes and Menezes when studying H.

Florida Marine Research Institute. The pharyngeal plumieru are well developed and used for producing the grunting sounds that gives this fish its common name. These fish also have high value as aquarium fish, due to their bright colors. New Species of Haemulon Teleostei: Material and Methods Specimens of H. This analysis included only adult females.


The caudal fin is forked and the pectoral fin long and falcate. Taxonomy The white grunt was first described in by Bernhard G. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. Tagging fishes in Florida offshore waters. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Scale rows just below lateral line oblique; color variable but usually light yellowish Ref. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

The small juvenile grunts pick plankton, primarily copepods, from the water column during daylight hours. Month Female n Male n total x 2 value Jan. A black blotch is located on the preopercle and the inside of the mouth is red. Procedures to estimate fecundity of marine fish species in relation to their reproductive strategy.

The following other wikis use this file: The juveniles occur in shallow water in a variety of habitat types, including seagrass beds, sand flats, rocky shorelines, and coral reefs.

Retrieved from ” https: A review of scales, patterns and processes. The white grunt is also collected for public aquarium displays.

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The adults form schools with other species of fish H. Thus, to ensure correct management, it is important to evaluate the perspective of developing research on age, growth, recruitment, mortality and so on, which is essential for proper resource management. It is sometimes caught by anglers as a game fish and its white flesh can be eaten.