This is a general hint!
Haemulon melanurum has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Haemulon melanurum in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Haemulon melanurum. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
Special thanks for the pictures to J.E. Randall from Hawaii and to Johnny Jensen from Danmark.
Reports of ciguatera poisoning!
The grunt lifes in clear inshore and offshore reefs in a depth up to 50 meters.