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Mycteroperca acutirostris


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lexID:
6404 
AphiaID:
273876 
Scientific:
Mycteroperca acutirostris 
German:
Zackenbarsch 
English:
Western Comb Grouper 
Category:
Havbarser 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Mycteroperca (Genus) > acutirostris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1828 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles, Cuba, Venezuela, Panama, Guadeloupe, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brasilien, Britiske Jomfruøer, Caribien, Curacao, Dominica, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Saint Kitts og Nevis, Trinidad og Tobago, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Size:
bis zu 80cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26,9°C 
Food:
Predatory, Blæksprutte, Plankton, Små fisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-11-11 15:03:16 

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Mycteroperca acutirostris (Valenciennes, 1828)

Mycteroperca acutirostris, also known as the western comb grouper, is distributed within the Western Atlantic, ranging from Texas (USA) and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico to Venezuela, including Bermuda, and central Brazil.

Mycteroperca acutirostris is a reef-associated species. Juveniles inhabit grass beds, mangrove areas, and shallow waters among soft corals and coral reefs. Adults are found on rocky bottoms with high relief. Easily found in groups of dozens of individuals. Juvenile from 2 to 5 cm are usually found among floating objects.

Synonyms:
Epinephelus chalinius Cope, 1871
Epinephelus cuvieri Bleeker, 1875
Epinephelus undulosus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus acutirostris Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus undulosus Valenciennes, 1828

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelinae (Subfamily) > Mycteroperca (Genus) > Mycteroperca acutirostris (Species)

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