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Head and body yellow with narrow blue stripes continuing along length of body; stripe under eye with distinctive arch.
This grunt is common in mangroves, reefs, and seagrass beds at depths to 98.5 feet (30m). Adults form small groups over coral and rocky substrates, especially near drop offs. The juveniles are abundant in shallow turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) beds. The bluestriped grunt is found in the western Atlantic Ocean from South Carolina (U.S.) south to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexio, Caribbean Sea, and Bermuda.
Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 30, 2014