Haemulidae


Grunts, sweetlips
Characteristic features:
Similar families:

Lethrinidae
Emperors

Lethrinidae feature

Lethrinidae differ in having scales absent between eye and mouth (vs. scales present); pores absent on chin (vs. 2 or more pores present) and second anal-fin spine moderate (vs. very strong).

Lutjanidae
Snappers

Lutjanidae

Lutjanidae differ in having no pores on chin (vs. pores present); canine teeth usually present (vs. teeth conical, no canines) and second anal-fin spine weak (vs. very strong).