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Trachinotus falcatus Permit


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lexID:
4843 
AphiaID:
-999 
Scientific:
Trachinotus falcatus 
German:
Bläuel 
English:
Permit 
Category:
Jacks and Pompanos 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Trachinotus (Genus) > falcatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Suriname, Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Central Atlantic, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
0 - 36 Meter 
Size:
37.01" - 48.03" (94cm - 122cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Clams, Coralfish of all kind, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Snails, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-22 18:24:10 

Husbandry

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southeastern Brazil, including Bahamas and many of the West Indies.

Biology:
Adults frequently in channels or holes, over sandy flats, around reefs, and at times over mud bottoms; usually solitary or in small schools; smaller fish tolerate brackish water.
Spawn offshore. During the summer, juveniles are found in large schools especially in the surf zone along sandy beaches. Adults feed on mollusks, crabs, shrimps, and small fishes; juveniles on benthic invertebrates. Excellent food fish.
Highly esteemed game fish caught on light tackle.

Synonymised taxa:
Labrus falcatus Linnaeus, 1758

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