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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae Grunts
Subfamily: Haemulinae
Genus: Pomadasys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pomadasys aheneus Yellowback grunt Western Indian Ocean 27 TL 1995
Pomadasys andamanensis Eastern Indian Ocean 15.4 TL 1994
Pomadasys argenteus Silver grunt Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1775
Pomadasys argyreus Bluecheek silver grunt Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1833
Pomadasys auritus Longhead grunt Western Pacific 52 TL 1830
Pomadasys bayanus Purplemouth grunt Central and South America 51 TL 1898
Pomadasys bipunctatus Southeast Pacific 1898
Pomadasys branickii Sand grunt Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1879
Pomadasys commersonnii Smallspotted grunter Western Indian Ocean 80 TL 1801
Pomadasys crocro Burro grunt Western Atlantic 38 TL 1830
Pomadasys empherus Bigspine grunt Eastern Central Pacific 21 TL 1993
Pomadasys furcatus Banded grunter Indo-West Pacific 50 FL 1801
Pomadasys guoraca Indo-Pacific 46 TL 1829
Pomadasys incisus Bastard grunt Eastern Atlantic 53.5 TL 1825
Pomadasys jubelini Sompat grunt Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1830
Pomadasys kaakan Javelin grunter Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1830
Pomadasys laurentino Manylined grunter Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1953
Pomadasys macracanthus Longspine grunt Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1864
Pomadasys maculatus Saddle grunt Indo-West Pacific 59.3 TL 1793
Pomadasys multimaculatus Cock grunter Indian Ocean 76 TL 1867
Pomadasys olivaceus Olive grunt Southeast Atlantic 55 TL 1875
Pomadasys panamensis Panama grunt Eastern Pacific 39 TL 1876
Pomadasys perotaei Parrot grunt Eastern Atlantic 36 TL 1830
Pomadasys punctulatus Lined grunt Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1838
Pomadasys quadrilineatus Yellow-lined grunter Northwest Pacific 12.3 SL 1984
Pomadasys ramosus Western Atlantic 35 TL 1860
Pomadasys rogerii Pigsnout grunt Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1830
Pomadasys schyrii Southeast Pacific 1900
Pomadasys striatus Striped grunter Western Indian Ocean 22 TL 1908
Pomadasys stridens Striped piggy Indian Ocean 20 TL 1775
Pomadasys suillus Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1833
Pomadasys taeniatus Bronzestriped grunt Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1995
Pomadasys trifasciatus Black-ear javelin Western Pacific 1937
Pomadasys unimaculatus Red patched grunter Western Pacific 19 SL 1982

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