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French Grunt

Haemulon flavolineatum


Found at depths between 1 and 60 m, where it forms large aggregations, involving thousands of individuals, over rocky areas and coral reefs. They may stay under ledges or near elkhorn coral. The juveniles are frequently found in large numbers sheltering in sea grass beds in protected bays, lagoons, and other coastal waters.


It was swimming around a Sea Fan. there were several other species of Grunts nearby including Smallmouth and Bluestripe.

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jul 12, 2022
Submitted on Jul 13, 2022

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