Haemulon plumierii, the white grunt or common grunt, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Haemulidae native to the western Atlantic Ocean. It grows to a length of about 30 cm (12 in) and is a silvery-cream color, with narrow yellow and blue longitudinal stripes, but can modify its color somewhat to match its surroundings.
White grunt is one of these underappreciated fish that tastes really good. The flavor is mild and the flesh is white and flaky. The taste has been compared to that of smaller snapper or black bass. It has an excellent skin for searing.