Anisotremus scapularis (Tschudi, 1846)
Peruvian grunt
Anisotremus scapularis
photo by Béarez, P.

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Haemulinae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 896.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: De Manta, Ecuador to Antofagasta, Chile.
Biology:  Forms schools in open water above rocky, boulder strewn reefs and slopes and hard substrate with good water movement (Ref. 5227). Feeds on benthic invertebrates and floating organic matter (Ref. 28023).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.08.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14

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