Caesar grunt

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Caesar grunt
Haemulon carbonarium.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
Genus: Haemulon
H. carbonarium
Binomial name
Haemulon carbonarium
Poey, 1860

The Caesar grunt (Haemulon carbonarium) is a species of grunt native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil and also in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It inhabits coral or rock reefs and mangrove swamps at depths of from 3 to 25 metres (9.8 to 82.0 ft). This species can reach a length of 36 centimetres (14 in) TL though most do not exceed 20 centimetres (7.9 in). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and is also popular in public aquariums.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Haemulon carbonarium" in FishBase. August 2013 version.

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