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Grunter - Small spotted

Grunter - Small spotted
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Also known as:

Grunter

Grunter bream

Silver grunt

Small-spotted grunter-bream

Small-spotted javelin fish

Common Group Name:

Sweetlips, Grunts and Javelinfishes

Family Name:

Haemulidae

Genus Name:

Pomadasys

Species Name:

Pomadasys argenteus


Dispatch Method:

To maximise their eating qualities spotted grunter should be killed humanely by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding. Other species of closely related grunters have similar brain locations.


Fish Description:

  • Color is generally silver above, white below. Small specimens have numerous spots aligned horizontally or fused into horizontal lines.
  • Large specimens plain silver or with scattered charcoal scale spots on back and upper sides.

Fish Distribution:

  • This species occurs in tropical estuaries throughout the Indo-West Pacific, from the Red Sea to the Philippines, north to southern Japan, and south to northern Australia and New Caledonia.

Fish Size Common Length:

25-35 cm, maximum size around 70 cm.