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The Muttonfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 10 - 153 m , usually 10 - 50 m environment.

Muttonfish, you-ah gonna look pretty on my dish." Many offshore fishermen identify the Bahamas with the giant bluefin tuna, marlin and wahoo that put these islands on the fishing map. Yet blue water is only part of the Bahamas story. More

Muttonfish: A marine fish of the eelpout family found mainly in the Pacific. The flesh is sweet and white and contains very few bones. Also called "ocean pout. More

This vintage print shows the Muttonfish which attains a weight of 25 pounds. They live on rocky and grassy bottoms and feed on small fish and crustaceans. The Muttonfish is an excellent food fish and quantities of them are caught in the Florida Keys and off Cuba. More

* mutton snapper, muttonfish, Lutjanus analis — similar to and often marketed as"red snapper" * schoolmaster, Lutjanus apodus — food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters * yellowtail, yellowtail More

this cayman of the muttonfish had been, if not denied, randy mcnally trip maker cordially syllabically soft-spoken. More

tail snappers, Spanish mackerel, and muttonfish and a variety of other species. Otherwise you can fish in the ocean on the north side. More

Common names

Blanquillo in Spanish (español)
Bom-nome in Portuguese (Português)
Carajuelo blanco in Spanish (español)
Chivato in Spanish (español)
Colo di chinees in Papiamento
Jolocho in Spanish (español)
Jorocho in Spanish (español)
Matajuel blanc in French (français)
Matajuelo in Spanish (español)
Matajuelo blanco in Spanish (español)
Matejuelo blanco in Spanish (español)
Muttonfish in English
Pirá in Portuguese (Português)
Piskarai in Papiamento
Sand eel in English
Sand tilefish in English
Sandfish in English
Sandtilefish in Spanish (español)
Víbora in Spanish (español)
Vive in French (français)
Whitey in English
Whiting in English
長體弱棘魚 in Mandarin Chinese
长体弱棘鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Malacanthidae
Genus : Malacanthus
Species : Malacanthus plumieri
Authority : Bloch, 1786