Gramma (fish)

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Grammatidae - Gramma loreto.JPG
Royal gramma (G. loreto)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Grammatidae
Genus: Gramma
Poey, 1868
Type species
Gramma loreto
Poey, 1868
Blackcap basslet (G. melacara)

Gramma is a genus of fishes native to tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.[1]


Members of the genus Gramma are brightly colored, generally with two different colors. They measure, depending on the species, between 6 and 10 centimetres (2.4 and 3.9 in).


There are currently five recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Gramma in FishBase. August 2013 version.

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