Bigeye grunt

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The bigeye grunt, Brachydeuterus auritus, is a species of grunt native to the Atlantic coast of Africa from Morocco to Angola, where it occurs at depths from 10 to 100 m (33 to 328 ft) (mostly between 15 and 80 m (49 and 262 ft)). This species inhabits areas with sandy or muddy substrates, remaining near the bottom during the day and moving into more open waters at night to feed. This species grows to 30 centimetres (12 in) in TL and is highly important as a commercial food fish. It is the only known member of its genus.[1]

Bigeye grunt
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
Genus: Brachydeuterus
T. N. Gill, 1862
B. auritus
Binomial name
Brachydeuterus auritus
(Valenciennes, 1832)
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Range of Brachydeuterus auritus


  • Otoperca Boulenger, 1915


  • Larimus auritus Valenciennes, 1832
  • Otoperca aurita (Valenciennes, 1832)
  • Pristipoma macrophthalmus Bleeker, 1863


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Brachydeuterus auritus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.