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Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper; Snapper; Pargue; Dogtooth pargue; Dogteeth snapper; Dogteeth pargue; Dog's tooth snapper; Dog snapper)

Synonyms: Anthias jocu; Mesoprion litura
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Wikipedia Abstract

The dog snapper, Lutjanus jocu, is a species of snapper native to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a commercially important species, and is popular for display in public aquaria. It is also known as the dogtooth snapper, pargue, or snuggletooth snapper.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Abrolhos Marine National Park 225607 Bahia, Brazil      
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[1]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[1]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)[1]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[2]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[1]
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[2]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Cyphoma gibbosum (flamingo tongue)[1]
Cyphoma mcgintyi (McGinty's cyphoma)[1]
Cyphoma signatum (fingerprint cyphoma)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[2]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[2]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[2]
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Holacanthus tricolor (Yellow nanny)[2]
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)[2]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[1]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[1]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[3]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Melichthys niger (Pigger)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microsetella rosea[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]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[1]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[4]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona oculata[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)[2]
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]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Pauleo jubatus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[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]
Pisania pusio (miniature trumpet triton)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[2]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[1]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[1]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[2]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tritonia bayeri[1]
Tritoniopsis frydis[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]
Xanthichthys ringens (Turbot)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)1
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)2
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)1
Carcharhinus brevipinna (Spinner shark)1
Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)2
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)1
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)2
Diplodus hottentotus (Zebra)1
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus marginatus (Yellowbelly rockcod)1
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus (Spotted jewfish)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)2
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)1
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1
Kajikia albida (Marlin)1
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)3
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)1
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)1
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)1
Mullus surmuletus (Red mullet)1
Mustelus punctulatus (Black spotted smooth hound)1
Noctilio leporinus (greater bulldog bat)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Ophichthus ophis (Spotted snake eel)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)2
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)2
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[1]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Euryhaliotrema fastigatum[5]
Euryhaliotrema johni[1]
Gorgorhynchus clavatus[5]
Haliotrema gracilihamus[1]
Hamacreadium mutabile[5]
Lepidapedoides epinepheli <Unverified Name>[5]
Lepocreadium trulla[5]
Metadena spectanda[5]
Neobenedenia melleni[5]
Preptetos trulla <Unverified Name>[5]
Sterrhurus microcercous <Unverified Name>[5]

Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; 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; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to São Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 57756), including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626). Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks and Ascension Island (Ref. 13121), Tinhosa Grande, south of Príncipe Island (L.A.; Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to São Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 57756), including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626). Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks and Ascension Island (Ref. 13121), Tinhosa Grande, south of Príncipe Island (L.A. Pereira (pers. comm.).;

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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)
3Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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