Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Epinephelus guttatus – Red hind. Learn more about the Red hind – with amazing Red hind photos and facts on Arkive. Epinephelus guttatus. A member of the Grouper/Sea bass family, the Red hind is one of my favorite fish. They will watch you intently. If you get to close they will.

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Ina tagged Red Hind traveled more than ten miles, crossing over water feet deep, bypassing other aggregations, to spawn at a particular site. Excellent food fish Ref. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Virgin Islands since a seasonal closure of fisheries was enforced in and a full closure in Can pale or darken.

Red hind habitat A reef-dwelling species, the red hind is most commonly found around shallow reefs and rocky bottoms, from 2 metres down to depths of at least metres 1 3. Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

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Not much is known about the species’ early guttats stages. Pectoral fins In fish, the pair of fins that are found one on each side of the body just behind the gills. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Red Hind – Epinephelus guttatus – Caribbean Fish Identification USVI

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Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Sign our Guest Book. Red hind threats Widespread and abundant, the red hind is one of the most common groupers in the West Indies and is not currently threatened with extinction 1. Fish larger than 40 cm are males. Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga. Red hind conservation The red hind is protected in a number of coral reef reserves, while protective legislation in Bermuda, Puerto Rica and the U.

In Puerto Rico, the fish gather in or near familiar spawning grounds along sections of the insular shelf during a one to two week period in association with the lunar cycles of January and February.

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Scales cycloid except for a ctenoid patch of variable size in the pectoral region. Synonyms Epinephelus cubanusHolocentrus punctatusLutianus lunulatusPerca guttataSerranus araraSerranus catusSerranus maculosusSerranus stathouderi.

Breeding is restricted to just a two week period in January or February, when large numbers of mature male and female fish gather into aggregations 5.

Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: The red hind Epinephelus guttatusalso known as the koon or lucky grouper in Caribbean vernacular, is a species of grouper in the family Serranidae native to the western Atlantic Ocean. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Like many other groupers, the red hind displays the remarkable ability to change its sex, starting its life as a female and, more often than not, later changing to a male 1 5. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Important in terms of numbers caught and total weight of landings in the Caribbean.


Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Modified by Binohlan, Crispina B. The upperparts are typically a light brown, fading to white on the underparts, with five diagonal bars on the sides of the body and a scattering of dull, orange-brown spots on the head, body and fins 2 3.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The females rest on or near the sea floor and the males defend a territory around five females 1. Which species are on the road to recovery? Highly variable in colour, the body of the red hind ranges from cream to greenish-white or pale reddish-brown. Some undergo sexual inversion at a length of 28 cm. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.

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AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storyepinephelhswildlife filmWildscreen Festival. One-blotch grouper Epinephelus melanostigma. Body whitish with reddish spots.

Groupers are hermaphroditic, beginning life as females, but changing to males with maturity.

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Body strong and stout, with a large mouth. By using this site, you agree to the Guttauts of Use and Privacy Policy. Groupers of the world family Serranidae, subfamily Epinephelinae.

Red hind Epinephelus guttatus Linnaeus, Description: