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Epinephelus guttatus Red hind


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lexID:
4852 
AphiaID:
159352 
Scientific:
Epinephelus guttatus 
German:
Trauerrand-Zackenbarsch, Blutbarsch 
English:
Red Hind 
Category:
Groupers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelus (Genus) > guttatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Suriname, Guadeloupe, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., West Indies, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
1,1 - 100 Meter 
Size:
15.75" - 29.92" (40cm - 76cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 78.8 °F (22°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Coralfish of all kind, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Lobster, Mantis shrimps, Predatory, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Sepia, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-09-19 15:38:34 

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(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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