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Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy; West Indian porgy; Pluma porgy; Pluma; Pimento grunt)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Pluma porgy (Calamus pennatula) is an ocean-going fish of the family Sparidae. In many parts of the Caribbean, it is simply known as the Pluma, while in Jamaica can be called the Pimento grunt, and is sometimes called the West Indian porgy in the United States.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[1]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Capitella capitata (Threadworm)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[1]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gonodactylus bredini[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Grubeulepis westoni[1]
Hemipodia californiensis[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[1]
Laeonereis culveri (Culver's sandworm)[1]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[1]
Leiosolenus bisulcatus (mahogany datemussel)[1]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[1]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lithophaga teres (black datemussel)[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[1]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[1]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[1]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Lytechinus variegatus (green sea urchin)[1]
Lytechinus williamsi (Williams' variable sea urchin)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Mediomastus californiensis[1]
Meoma ventricosa (West Indian sea biscuit)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Naineris laevigata[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Ophiocoma echinata (black brittle star)[1]
Ophiocoma wendtii (red ophiocoma)[1]
Ophioderma appressa[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pista cristata[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Plagiobrissus grandis (Great red-footed urchin)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Prionospio heterobranchia[1]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Streblosoma hartmanae[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amphichthys cryptocentrus (Sapo bocon)1
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)1
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)1
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)1
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)1
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)1
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)1
Sanopus barbatus (Bearded toadfish)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Microcotyle priacanthi[1]

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bahamas to Brazil, including the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean Sea.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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