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French grunt
Haemulon flavolineatum
(Desmarest, 1823)

Fish with a basic, 'fish-like' shape, with a sloping head with a relatively large mouth, a tapering body and a notched tail. Body with yellow stripes on a white to bluish or yellowish silver background. Stripes below the lateral line are set on a diagonal; stripes above the lateral line are horizontal. Fins yellow.
Size up to 30 cm.

Prefer shallow parts of coral reefs, down to depths of 60 meters. Occur in small to large schools that may number in the thousands.

Common Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean; also south to Brazil.

French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum)