Margate

Margate
Margate
Haemulidae (Grunts & Margates)
Haemulon album
0 to 100+ ft
The body is pearly gray with pale pectoral fins. Typically the rear dorsal fin and tail are darker than the other fins. The margate has a steep forehead profile with a relatively small eye. Often known as the white margate, it can reach 3 feet (0.9 m) in length. The margate is found from Bermuda, Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean to Brazil. It has a number of habitats including sand flats, patch reefs, seagrass beds, rocky shores and coral reefs, typically at depths between 6-80 feet (2-15 m). It is solitary or in small schools. The margate is the largest member of the grunt family in the western Atlantic.

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