Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Haemulidae > Haemulon > Haemulon melanurum

Haemulon melanurum (Grunt; French margate fish; Cottonwick grunt; Cottonwick; Comical grunt; Caesar grunt; Blacktail grunt)

Synonyms: Haemulon melanura; Perca melanura
Language: French; Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Portuguese; Spanish

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Aphrodita hastata[1]
Arbacia punctulata (purple-spined sea urchin)[1]
Dardanus venosus (stareye hermit)[1]
Garthiope spinipes (spiny mud crab)[1]
Haemulon melanurum (Grunt)[1]
Lepophidium brevibarbe (Shortbeard cusk-eel)[1]
Meoma ventricosa (West Indian sea biscuit)[1]
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)[1]
Urophycis cirrata (Hake)[1]


Haemulon melanurum (Grunt)[1]


Parasitized by 
Dollfusentis chandleri[2]
Genolopa ampullacea[2]
Lasiotocus longovatus[2]
Leurodera decora[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southeastern Florida (USA), and the Bahamas to Brazil.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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