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lexID: 2641 AphiaID: 276097 Scientific: Equetus punctatus German: Tüpfel-Ritterfisch English: Drum, Spotted Drum, Spotted Equetus, Spotted Ribbonfish Category: Croaker Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sciaenidae (Family) > Equetus (Genus) > punctatus (Species) Initial determination: (Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 Occurrence: , Barbados , Guadeloupe , Suriname Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., West-Atlantic Ocean Sea depth: 3 - 105 Meter Size: up to 10.63" (27 cm) Temperature: - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) Food: Crabs, Frozen Food (large sort), Krill, Mysis, Schrimps, Shrimps, Worms Tank: 329.97 gal (~ 1500L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2008-12-01 18:20:24
Last edit: 2018-03-20 08:50:03
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Equetus punctatus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Equetus punctatus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Equetus punctatus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Occurs primarily on coral reefs. Secretive and usually solitary, under ledges or near small caves. Often seen during the day around the bases of corals. Feeds at night on crabs, shrimps, and polychaetes.
Eques punctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Haemulidae (Family) > Haemulinae (Subfamily) > Haemulon (Genus) > Haemulon chrysargyreum (Species)
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