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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae Grunts
Subfamily: Haemulinae
Genus: Haemulon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Haemulon album White margate Western Atlantic 79 TL 1830
Haemulon aurolineatum Tomtate grunt Western Atlantic 25 TL 1830
Haemulon bonariense Black grunt Western Atlantic 40 TL 1830
Haemulon boschmae Bronzestripe grunt Western Atlantic 19 TL 1919
Haemulon californiensis Californian salema Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1876
Haemulon carbonarium Caesar grunt Western Atlantic 36 TL 1860
Haemulon chrysargyreum Smallmouth grunt Western Atlantic 23 TL 1859
Haemulon flaviguttatum Yellowspotted grunt Eastern Pacific 42 TL 1862
Haemulon flavolineatum French grunt Western Atlantic 30 TL 1823
Haemulon macrostomum Spanish grunt Western Atlantic 43 TL 1859
Haemulon maculicauda Spottail grunt Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1862
Haemulon melanurum Cottonwick grunt Western Atlantic 33 TL 1758
Haemulon parra Sailor's grunt Western Atlantic 41.2 TL 1823
Haemulon plumierii White grunt Western Atlantic 53 TL 1801
Haemulon schrankii Southwest Atlantic 1831
Haemulon sciurus Bluestriped grunt Western Atlantic 46 TL 1803
Haemulon scudderii Grey grunt Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1862
Haemulon serrula Western Central Atlantic 1830
Haemulon sexfasciatum Greybar grunt Eastern Central Pacific 71 TL 1862
Haemulon squamipinna Southwest Atlantic 11.5 SL 1999
Haemulon steindachneri Chere-chere grunt Western Atlantic 30 TL 1882
Haemulon striatum Striped grunt Western Atlantic 28 TL 1758
Haemulon vittatum Boga Western Atlantic 23 TL 1860

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