Monday, June 27, 2011


If I may step back in time a few months.

I don't think I ever posted this clip of my pal, Captain Denny Voyles catching and fumbling  releasing a grunt.

This is a White Grunt (Haemulon plumieri)... aka, Pinkmouth Grunt or Cedar Key Snapper in these parts. The White Grunt has a long list of other common names since they roam the entire Gulf -Caribbean region with its delicious mix of languages.

"English language common names are white grunt, black grunt, boar grunt, common grunt, flannelmouth grunt, gray grunt, grunt, Key West grunt, redmouth grunt, ruby red lips, and white snapper. Common names in other languages include aosuji-isaki, bocayate blanco, bococolorado, boquicolorado, cachicata, coro coro margariteno, gorette blanche, hemulon arara, jolle cocoon, roncadot, ronco blanco, ronco grande, ronco margariteno, ronco-ronco, and sard grise."
(Credit: Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Website)



Sayre said...

Slippery little suckers, aren't they?

Mockingbird said...

Also known as free grunt.
There will be another come along in 3, 2,...

Floridacracker said...

Truly, they are.

You have fished for grunts before!