Also known as a grunt.
- Mottled light brown or gray body, often with a bluish tint
- Many small orange and blue markings on body
- Small mouth ends below front nostril
Similar Species: Pinfish, L. rhomboides (has incisorlike teeth; mouth ends behind front nostril); other grunt species
Size: Up to 15 inches
Feed on small fishes and invertebrates.
Audible grunting is produced by grinding of the pharyngeal teeth, with air bladder acting as amplifier.