Anisotremus virginicus
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Grunts (Lat. Haemulidae)
  • Maximum size:
    40.6 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine; depth range 2–20 m.
  • Climate:
    Subtropical; 32˚N–33˚S
  • Distribution:
    Western Atlantic: Bermuda (introduced) and Florida, USA to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
  • Biology:
    Inhabits reefs and rocky bottoms. Feeds at night on mollusks, echinoderms, annelids, and crustaceans.