Haemulidae

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This article is about a family of fishes. For other uses of Grunt, see Grunt (disambiguation).
Grunts
Haemulon album.jpg
Haemulon album
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
T. N. Gill, 1885
Genera
Synonyms

Pomadasyidae

Haemulidae is a family of fishes in the order Perciformes known commonly as grunts. There are about 133 species in 19 genera.[1] These fish are found in tropical fresh, brackish, and salt waters around the world. They are bottom-feeding predators, and named for their ability to produce sound by grinding their teeth.[2] They also engage in mutualistic relationship with cleaner gobies of genus Elacatinus, allowing them to feed on ectoparasites on their bodies. [3]


Timeline[edit]

Quaternary Neogene Paleogene Holocene Pleist. Plio. Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene Anisotremus Plectorhinchus Brachydeuterus Xenistius Pomadasys Parapristopoma Orthopristis Isacia Quaternary Neogene Paleogene Holocene Pleist. Plio. Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Haemulidae" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  2. ^ Johnson, G.D. & Gill, A.C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 184. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
  3. ^ Sazima, I., et al. (September 2000). "Daily cleaning activity and diversity of clients of the barber goby, Elacatinus figaro, on rocky reefs in southeastern Brazil". Environmental Biology of Fishes 59 (1): 69–77. doi:10.1023/a:1007655819374. 10.1023/A:1007655819374. 

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