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Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper; Yellowtail; Cola)

Synonyms: Anthias rabirrubia; Lutjanus chrysurus; Mesoprion aurovittatus; Mesoprion chrysurus; Ocyurus aurovittatus; Ocyurus chysurus; Ocyurus rijgersmaei; Sparus chrysurus; Sparus semiluna
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Wikipedia Abstract

The yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus, is an abundant species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Although they have been found as far north as Massachusetts, their normal range is along Florida south to the West Indies and Brazil. This species is mostly found around coral reefs, but may be found in other habitats.
View Wikipedia Record: Ocyurus chrysurus

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  4.94 lbs (2.24 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  2 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  14 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipiélago Los Roques National Park 409203 Venezuela    
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Dzilam de Bravo Wetland Reserve 149170 Yucatan, Mexico    
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Reserva Estatal del Palmar Reserve 122954 Mexico    
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[3]
Acartia lilljeborgii[3]
Acartia spinata[3]
Acartia tonsa[3]
Aegires ortizi[3]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[3]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[3]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[3]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[3]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[3]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[3]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[3]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[3]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[3]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[3]
Atagema browni[3]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[3]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[3]
Brachyscelus crusculum[3]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[4]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[3]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[3]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[3]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[3]
Centropages furcatus[3]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[3]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[3]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[3]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[3]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[3]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[3]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[3]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[3]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[3]
Corycaeus amazonicus[3]
Corycaeus subulatus[3]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[3]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[3]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[3]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[3]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[3]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[3]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[3]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[3]
Diphyes bojani[3]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[3]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[3]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[3]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[3]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[3]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[3]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[3]
Euchaeta marina[3]
Eudoxoides spiralis[3]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[3]
Eurydice littoralis[3]
Euterpina acutifrons[3]
Farranula gracilis[3]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[3]
Flaccisagitta enflata[3]
Fritillaria haplostoma[3]
Fulvia laevigata[3]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[3]
Geitodoris pusae[3]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[3]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[3]
Gonodactylus bredini[3]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[3]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[3]
Hexabranchus morsomus[3]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[3]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[3]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[3]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[3]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[3]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[3]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[3]
Krohnitta subtilis[3]
Labidocera acutifrons[3]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[3]
Leiosolenus bisulcatus (mahogany datemussel)[3]
Lensia subtiloides[3]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[3]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[3]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[3]
Lirophora paphia[3]
Lithophaga teres (black datemussel)[3]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[3]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[3]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[3]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[3]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[3]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[5]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[3]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[3]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[3]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[3]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[3]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[3]
Microphrys interruptus[3]
Microsetella rosea[3]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[3]
Mithraculus ruber[3]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[4]
Mithrax aculeatus[3]
Mithrax hemphilli[3]
Mithrax holderi[3]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[3]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[3]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[3]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[3]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[3]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[3]
Mysia pellucida[3]
Neogonodactylus oerstedii[4]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[3]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[3]
Oikopleura dioica[3]
Oikopleura longicauda[3]
Oithona colcarva[3]
Oithona nana[3]
Oithona oculata[3]
Oithona plumifera[3]
Oithona simplex[3]
Oncaea mediterranea[3]
Oncaea venusta[3]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[3]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[3]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[3]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[3]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[3]
Pagurus bonairensis[3]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[3]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[3]
Paracalanus aculeatus[3]
Paracalanus crassirostris[3]
Paracalanus parvus[3]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[3]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[3]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[3]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[3]
Penilia avirostris[3]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[3]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[3]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[3]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[3]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[3]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[3]
Pilumnus diomedeae[3]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus reticulatus[3]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[3]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[3]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[3]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[4]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[3]
Pitho quadridentata[3]
Pitho sexdentata[3]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[3]
Podochela riisei[3]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[4]
Sepioteuthis sepioidea (Caribbean reef squid)[3]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[3]
Sicyonia laevigata (coral shrimp)[4]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[3]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[3]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[3]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[3]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus goodei[3]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[3]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[3]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[3]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[3]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[3]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[3]
Trachycaris restricta[4]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[3]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[3]
Undinula vulgaris[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Bothus ocellatus (Flounder)2
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)2
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)2
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)1
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)2
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)1
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)1
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)1
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Carangoides bartholomaei (Yellowjack)[4]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[3]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[3]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[4]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[6]
Ectenurus virgulus[6]
Euryhaliotrema torquecirrus[6]
Hamacreadium confusum[6]
Hamacreadium mutabile[6]
Helicometrina nimia[6]
Lecithochirium musculus[6]
Lepocreadium trulla[6]
Lepocreadium truncatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Metadena globosa[6]
Neobenedenia melleni[6]
Otobothrium cysticum[6]
Parahemiurus merus[6]
Preptetos trulla <Unverified Name>[6]
Prosogonotrema bilabiatum[6]
Siphoderina brotulae <Unverified Name>[6]
Stephanostomum casum[6]
Sterrhurus musculus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
New York Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; 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; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental 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; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: extending northward to Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda and southward to southeastern Brazil, in Gulf of Mexico and Antilles (Anderson, pers. comm.). Most common in the Bahamas, off south Florida and throughout the Caribbean.; Western Atlantic: extending northward to Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda and southward to southeastern Brazil, in Gulf of Mexico and Antilles (Anderson, pers. comm.). Most common in the Bahamas, off south Florida and throughout the Caribbean. <i>Lutjanus ambiguus</i> (Poey, 1860), an intergeneric hybrid with <i>Lutjanus synagris</i> (Linnaeus) as demonstrated by Loftus (1992: Ref. 33006), followed by McEachran &. Fechhelm (2005: Ref. 78464).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit 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.
4Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
5Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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