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Mycteroperca venenosa

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lexID:
4536 
AphiaID:
273885 
Scientific:
Mycteroperca venenosa 
German:
Leoparden-Zackenbarsch 
English:
Yellowfin Grouper 
Category:
Percoïdés 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Mycteroperca (Genus) > venenosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Venezuela, Bahamas, Belize, Bermudes, Brésil, Caraïbes, Caraïbes, golfe du Mexique, Honduras, îles Caïmans, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Nicaragua , Panama, USA 
Size:
50 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, crevettes, crevettes-barbier, crustacés, langoustes, poissons (petits poissons), seiche 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-12 21:17:50 

Poison

Attention! Mycteroperca venenosa possède un venin nocif pour votre santé. Normalement les espèces de cette catégorie n’émettent pas de danger pour vous. Lisez bien les informations et les commentaires des utilisateurs qui possèdent Mycteroperca venenosa pour pouvoir mieux évaluer une possibilité de danger. Soyez prudents avec Mycteroperca venenosa. Chaque humain réagit différemment sur des venins. Si vous pensez d'avoir été en contact avec le venin consultez un médecin ou un centre antipoison. Le numéro des centres A
s
antipoison sont trouvables ici: eapcct.org

Husbandry

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean south to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Biology
Adults found on rocky and coral reefs, juveniles occur in shallow turtle grass beds. Also been taken in trawls over mud bottom in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Feeds mainly on fishes (mostly on coral reef species) and squids. Although often implicated in ciguatera poisonings, it is a desirable food fish; and even large (5 to 10 kg) fish from areas considered safe are sold in markets. Also caught with surface trolling.
Sex-reversal has been observed.

Juveniles occur in shallow turtle grass beds; adults are usually found on rocky and coral reefs in depths of 2 to 137 m

Reports of ciguatera poisoning.

IUCN Red List: Near Threatened

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