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Smallmouth grunt
Haemulon chrysargyreum
Günther, 1859

Fish with an elongated, cylindrical, body and a notched tail. Body with five or six horizontal yellow stripes over a bluish silver to silvery-white background. Fish have pale phases. Mouth noticeably smaller than in other grunts. Fins yellow.
Size up to 23 cm.

Prefer shallow reefs, down to 25 meters. Drift in small schools near the bottom, in the shelter of coral formations.

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

Smallmouth grunt (Haemulon chrysargyreum)