Haemulon plumierii, the white grunt or common grunt, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Haemulidae native to the western Atlantic Ocean. The most expeditious and delicious way to prepare a grunt fish is to filet the creature before cooking. The average white grunt, sometimes mistakenly called gray snapper (which in local waters is called the mangrove snapper), usually weighs 1 to 1 1/2 pounds and measures 12 to 15 inches, but larger specimens are not unheard of. Cooking grunt fish is a simple proposition accomplished on any home stove or campfire grill. This smallish denizen of the Gulf rockpiles doesn’t get much respect from fishermen intent on wrestling grouper and snapper from their favorite holes. Eating habits: White grunts are carnivores that feed on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. The white grunt (Haemulon plumieri); also known as "grunt", "pigfish" and, if you’re a grouper fisherman - "oh jeez, not another *%*&$# grunt". At night they migrate off the reefs to open, sandy, muddy or grassy areas to feed, typically moving off the reef shortly after sunset and returning to the reef just before sunrise. Local Fish: It’s White Grunt Posted August 28, 2018 by emily in Favorite Recipes , Gluten-Free , Hand Selected Products , Healthy Eating , Main Dish Each week (on Wednesday and Friday evenings) we receive a shipment of fish fresh from the NC coast. Offering a white, flaky meat, I find them to be rather tasty. DESCRIPTION: Similar in shape to the White Grunt but color is solid white or pearly, with darker fins. The Sailors Choice, Haemulon parra, is a similar though smaller Grunt, distinguished by scaled pectoral fins. Unggoy, also known as Grunts by many individuals, are a sapient species of squat bipedal xeno-arthropodal vertebroid lifeforms from the planet Balaho. You are very special and have a very special man in your home, you are the lone grunt listener and he is the lone male grunt. White Grunt . Because your step dad grunts when he eats, you assume that all men grunt when they eat. Grunts get their name from the sound that is amplified by their air bladder when they grind their teeth. I have never heard a man or woman grunt when they ate a meal. Today in Key Largo I head offshore with Craig on my boat in search of some fish to put in the pan. Grunt fish -- also known as grey trout -- are typically found in the coastal waters of Florida. Note, however, that in Florida, the name Sailors Choice is more widely used for the Pinfish (see page 97). The white grunt is commonly found from the shoreline to the outer reef edge to depths of 80 feet (24 m) and occasionally offshore over hard bottoms to depths of 115 feet (35 m). It grows to a length of about 30 cm (12 in) and is a silvery-cream color, with narrow yellow and blue longitudinal stripes, but can modify its color somewhat to match its surroundings. 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