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Mycteroperca bonaci Black grouper


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lexID:
4854 
AphiaID:
159231 
Scientific:
Mycteroperca bonaci 
German:
Schwarzer Zackenbarsch 
English:
Black Grouper 
Category:
Groupers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Mycteroperca (Genus) > bonaci (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Poey, ), 1860 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, 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-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 250 Meter 
Size:
27.56" - 59.06" (70cm - 150cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Coralfish of all kind, Fish (little fishes) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-01 17:08:58 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Mycteroperca bonaci has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Mycteroperca bonaci in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Mycteroperca bonaci. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

(Poey, 1860)

Special thanks for the foto to David Brayn, USA.

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil, including the southern Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Adults are unknown from the northeastern coast of the USA.

Biology
A solitary species inhabiting rocky and coral reefs. Adults feed primarily on fishes; juveniles mainly on crustaceans.
Oviparous. A protogynous hermaphrodite.
Forms spawning aggregations. Common but difficult to approach.

IUCN Red List Status:
Near Threatened (NT)

Reports of ciguatera poisoning

Synonymised taxa:
Bonaci arara Parra, 1787
Mycteroperca bonaci xanthosticta Jordan & Swain, 1885
Serranus arara (Parra, 1787)
Serranus bonaci Poey, 1860
Serranus brunneus Poey, 1860
Serranus cyclopomatus Poey, 1861
Serranus decimalis Poey, 1860
Serranus latepictus Poey, 1861
Trisotropis aguaji Poey, 1867

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 bonaci (Species)

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