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Hyporthodus nigritus

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lexID:
4853 
Scientific:
Hyporthodus nigritus 
German:
Warschau-Zackenbarsch 
English:
Warsaw grouper 
Category:
Percoïdés 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Hyporthodus (Genus) > nigritus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Holbrook, ), 1855 
Occurrence:
Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Atlantique Ouest, Bahamas, Belize, Brésil, Caraïbes, Colombie, golfe du Mexique, îles Caïmans, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Panama, USA 
Size:
bis zu 230cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, crabes, crevettes, crevettes-barbier, crustacés, gros poissons, homard, langoustes, nourriture vivante, poissons (petits poissons), squille, tourteaux 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-01 12:57:23 

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(Holbrook, 1855)

Special thanks to David Brayn, USA, for this foto!

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Trinidad, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rare in the West Indies (Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad).
Reports from the eastern Pacific are apparently misidentifications of Epinephelus exsul.

Biology
A solitary species usually found on rocky bottoms; juveniles are occasionally seen on jetties and shallow reefs. Adults feed on a variety of crabs, shrimps, lobsters, and fishes.

IUCN Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR) (A2d+3d)

Synonymised taxa:
Epinephelus nigritus (Holbrook, 1855)

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