Haemulon plumieriis commonly referred to as Boar Grunt, Common Grunt, Grey Grunt, Grunt, Jolle Cocoon, Redmouth Grunt, White Grunt, White Snapper. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Haemulon plumieri has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Haemulon plumieri in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Haemulon plumieri. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
Haemulon plumieri is a saltwater fish that is found offshore in the Gulf Of Mexico as well as the Caribbean Sea, south to Brazil. These fish go by a few different names including, Black Grunt, Boar Grunt, White Snapper, Flannelmouth Grunt, Key West Grunt and the Redmouth Grunt. Normally found no deeper than 100 feet, these fish get their names from the grunting sounds that they are known to produce. These sounds are made by their air bladders amplifying the grinding of their pharyngeal teeth.
The distribution of Haemulon plumieri is limited to the western Atlantic Ocean, from the Chesapeake Bay to the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, south to Brazil. It has also been introduced to Bermuda. It occurs rarely in waters north of South Carolina (U.S.).
Haemulon plumieri is considered a generalized carnivore, scavenging benthic crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, and small fishes.