Cardumen de roncador amarillo en el Swany, sitio de buceo ubicado dentor del PN Zona Marina del Archipiélago de Espíritu Santo
off sombrero beach among grey snappers and sea grass
not sure what species. Turned darker after fishing.
The Harlequin Sweetlips is in the background with a Diagonal-banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) in the foreground.
Up to half a dozen large fish were repeatedly found in this deep cleft in the reef that was being used as a cleaning station.
There is a Bicolor Chroms (Chromis margaritifer) swimming in front of the sweetlips.
The grunts are a family, Haemulidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes. They are numerous and widespread, with about 150 species in 19 genera, found in tropical fresh, brackish and salt waters around the world. They are bottom-feeding predators, and named for their ability to produce sound by grinding their teeth. They also engage in mutualistic relationship with cleaner gobies of genus Elacatinus, allowing them to feed off of ectoparasites on their bodies....