Eating habits: White grunts are carnivores that feed on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. The most expeditious and delicious way to prepare a grunt fish is to filet the creature before cooking. Note, however, that in Florida, the name Sailors Choice is more widely used for the Pinfish (see page 97). So much in fact, that I’d target grunts before I’d go after something larger, such as dolphin (mahi-mahi, not the porpoises… although dolphins and porpoises are on my list of creatures to eat some day along with manatees…and panda bears), or the aforementioned snapper or grouper. Because your step dad grunts when he eats, you assume that all men grunt when they eat. 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. I have never heard a man or woman grunt when they ate a meal. This smallish denizen of the Gulf rockpiles doesn’t get much respect from fishermen intent on wrestling grouper and snapper from their favorite holes. 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). White Grunt . The white grunt (Haemulon plumieri); also known as "grunt", "pigfish" and, if you’re a grouper fisherman - "oh jeez, not another *%*&$# grunt". 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. Today in Key Largo I head offshore with Craig on my boat in search of some fish to put in the pan. The Sailors Choice, Haemulon parra, is a similar though smaller Grunt, distinguished by scaled pectoral fins. Offering a white, flaky meat, I find them to be rather tasty. 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. In 2142, the Unggoy became the fourth species to be assimilated into the Covenant. DESCRIPTION: Similar in shape to the White Grunt but color is solid white or pearly, with darker fins. Grunt fish -- also known as grey trout -- are typically found in the coastal waters of Florida. 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. Unggoy, also known as Grunts by many individuals, are a sapient species of squat bipedal xeno-arthropodal vertebroid lifeforms from the planet Balaho. Cooking grunt fish is a simple proposition accomplished on any home stove or campfire grill. 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