Haemulon boschmae (Metzelaar, 1919)
Bronzestripe grunt
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Haemulinae
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Colombia to French Guiana.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Head scaled except for tip of snout and chin; mouth small and oblique; yellowish to greenish silver on back, silvery on sides, with 4 brown to bronze stripes on upper half of body and a large black spot at caudal base (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Generally in protected areas such as bays or inlets; rarely in insular areas with clear oceanic water and coral reefs (Ref. 5217). Juveniles encountered near the shore. Feeds on small crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 3798). Taken incidentally and not considered commercially important (Ref. 3798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.03.98

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