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Epinephelus guttatus


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lexID:
4852 
AphiaID:
159352 
Scientific:
Epinephelus guttatus 
German:
Trauerrand-Zackenbarsch 
English:
Red Hind 
Category:
Havbarser 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelus (Genus) > guttatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Columbia, Barbados, Venezuela, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brasilien, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Dominikanske republik, Honduras, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
40 cm - 75 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 26°C 
Food:
Predatory, Zoobenthos, Blæksprutte, Hummer, Kalamaris, Koralfisk, Krabber, Mantisrejer, Rejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Stenhummer, Stenrejer, Taskekrabber, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-30 19:40:12 

Husbandry

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Paraíba, Brazil.
The most common species of Epinephelus in the West Indies.

Biology:
Found in shallow reefs and rocky bottoms. Usually solitary and territorial. Feeds mainly on crabs (Calapa and Mithrax) and other crustaceans (alpheid shrimps and scyllarid lobsters), fishes (labrids and haemulids), and octopus.
Some undergo sexual inversion at 28 cm TL; most fish larger than 40 cm are males.
Important in terms of numbers caught and total weight of landings in the Caribbean.
Easily approached by divers.
Hermaphrodite species. Excellent food fish. Readily caught on hook and line and easily speared.

Reports of ciguatera poisoning.

Best left in the wild!

Synonymised taxa:
Epinephelus cubanus Poey, 1865
Holocentrus punctatus Bloch, 1790
Perca guttata Linnaeus, 1758
Serranus arara Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus catus Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus maculosus Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus stathouderi Vaillant & Bocourt, 1878

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