Gulf grunion

The Gulf grunion lives in the pelagic-neritic, marine environment.

Gulf grunion are unique in that they may spawn in the daytime. California grunion spawn at night on the beach, from two to six nights after the full and new moon, beginning a little after high tide and continuing for several hours. More

(The Gulf grunion spawns during the daytime, and has smaller eggs.) Spawning may continue from March through August, with possibly an occasional extension into February and September. However, peak spawning is from late March through early June. More

grunion is the gulf grunion, Leuresthes sardina, which is found in the Gulf of California. This species spawns both day and night, while the California grunion spawns only at night. More

* Leuresthes sardina - Gulf Grunion, Gulf grunion * Leuresthes tenuis - California Grunion espa More

Common names

Athérine mexicaine in French (français)
Grunion in English
Gulf grunion in English
Pejerrey in sp
Pejerrey sardina in Spanish (español)
sardine silverside in English

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Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Atherinopsidae
Genus : Leuresthes
Species : Leuresthes sardina
Authority : Jenkins and Evermann, 1889