Pomadasys is a genus of grunts native to the waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and through the Indian Ocean to the Pacific coast of the Americas.[1]

Pomadasys commersonnii, Breede river mouth.jpg
Small-spotted Grunter (P. commersonnii)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
Subfamily: Haemulinae
Genus: Pomadasys
Lacépède, 1802
Type species
Sciaena argentea
(Forsskål, 1775)
  • Anomalodon S. Bowdich, 1825
  • Dacymba D. S. Jordan & C. L. Hubbs, 1917
  • Polotus Blyth, 1858
  • Pomadasyina Fowler, 1931
  • Pristipoma Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
  • Pristipomus Oken, 1817
  • Rhencus D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896
  • Rhonciscus D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896


There are currently 35 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Pomadasys in FishBase. August 2013 version.
  2. ^ Reproductive biology of the Sompat grunt, Pomadasys jubelini (Cuvier, 1830) in Côte d’Ivoire lagoons complex (West Africa). Journal of Applied Biosciences 72:5855-5868. ISSN 1997-5902.