Very special thanks for the first photo of Microlepidotus inornatus to the famous Australien ichthyologist Dr. Gerry R. Allen.
Dr. Allen has taken his photo at Mexico.
The Wavyline grunt is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from southern California and central Gulf of California to Manzanillo, central Mexico.
Microlepidotus inornatus lives reef-associated and is usually found in sandy areas near the edge of reefs.
During the day, this grunt occurs in large schools that slowly move to the boarders of reefs.
At night it moves offshore and divides into smaller schools to feed.