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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Haemulon plumierii Scientific classification Kingdom: The following other wikis use this file: Large species of predatory fish such as barracuda and shark feed upon white jaemulon, as they are abundant and school in fairly large numbers. Services on Demand Journal. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Maximum age for the white grunt is believed to be between 9 and 12 years.

Frequency of males white bar and females black bar of H. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the white grunt The distribution of the white grunt is limited to the western Atlantic Ocean, from the Chesapeake Bay to the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, south to Brazil. The aim of this study was to characterise reproductive biology with a focus on its seasonal variation of gonadal maturation stages, first maturation size and fecundity.


Taxonomy The white grunt was first described in by Bernhard G. Juvenile white grunts reside inshore in seagrass beds, seeking the shelter among the spines of the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum.

Reproductive activity of H.

Haemulon plumieri – Discover Fishes

This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This image was originally posted to Flickr by jsj at https: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Caribbean Coral Reef Fishery Resources. Side of head has narrow blue stripes; scales above lateral line much larger than those below Ref.

Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science, vol.

Haemulon plumieri

These schooling reef fish have almond shaped bodies with pointed snouts and forked caudal tail fins. Compared haemulno this study, there seems to be a synchrony on the year cycle, although this cycle corresponds to the autumn rainy season in the southern hemisphere.

How to cite this article. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Fecundity values varied between 17, andmature oocytes per female.

This fish is closely related to the blue striped grunt Haemulon sciurus and the French grunt Haemulon flavolineatum. Entered by Froese, Rainer. It is caught primarily by hook and line off the southeastern U. Studies of the sexual development and spawning of yellowfin tuna Neothunnus macropterus and skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis in the three areas of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, by examination of gonads.


These fish also have high value as aquarium fish, due to their bright colors. It was reviewed on 3 May by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by The Haemulon plumieri is a typical reef-associated and tropical species olumieri in warm and temperate waters of the Western Atlantic. Retrieved from ” https: Differences in age and growth of white grunt from North Carolina and South Carolina compared with southeast Florida.

They were dissected for the collection of the reproductive tract, then all viscera were removed and the eviscerated weight W E was recorded. Molecular phylogeny of grunts Teleostei, Haemulidaewith an emphasis on the ecology, evolution, and speciation history of New World species.

March 6, ; Received: Unlike groupers or snappers, grunts have a strong fixed lower jawbone. Haemulidae from Margarita Island, Venezuela. Sign our Guest Book. Procedures plumkeri estimate fecundity of marine fish species in relation to their reproductive strategy.

International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, vol. Material and Methods Specimens of H.

Retrieved 30 October Haemulidae from the Northesastern Brasilian Coast. Brazilian Journal of Biology. Has been reared in captivity Ref.