Bluestriped Grunt GALLERY

Haemulon sciurus

You will often see solitary Blue Striped Grunts resting under ledges during the day. they could be confused with the Caesar Grunt which is similar, but not common here. The Blue Strip Grunt has dark dorsal and and tail fins with light margins, and the Caesar has no light margins on the fins. They are one of the largest grunts, growing to a little over a foot in length.   The Bluestriped has blue over yellow background, the Caesar has gold stripes over a blue background.  Depths 8-50 feet.

Bluestriped Grunt - Haemulon sciurus
Bluestriped Grunt - Haemulon sciurus
Bluestriped Grunt - Haemulon sciurus
Bluestriped Grunt - Haemulon sciurus
Bluestriped Grunt - Haemulon sciurus

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Bluestriped Grunt
Bluestriped Grunt Bluestriped on top, French below. Notice the diagonal markings on the French. (absent on the Bluestriped).
Bluestriped Grunt