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Lutjanus griseus (Snapper; Silk; Pargue; Mangrove snapper; Mangrove pargue; Lawyer; Grey snapper; Graysnapper; Gray snapper; Gray silk; Black pargue)

Synonyms: Anthias caballerote; Bodianus vivanet; Bodianus vivanetus; Labrus griseus; Lobotes emarginatus; Lutjanus caballerote; Lutjanus stearnsi; Lutjanus stearnsii; Mesoprion caballeorte; Sparus tetracanthus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The mangrove snapper or gray snapper, Lutjanus griseus, is a species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. They can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including brackish and fresh waters. It is commercially important, as well as being sought as a game fish. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
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  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Achelous sebae (ocellate swimming 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]
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Apogon maculatus (Spotted cardinalfish)[1]
Aratus pisonii (mangrove tree crab)[2]
Atagema browni[1]
Batea catharinensis[1]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Eucinostomus gula (Silver mojarra)[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Eurypanopeus depressus (flatback mud crab)[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gobiosoma robustum (Code goby)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Harengula humeralis (Yellowbill sprat)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[1]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[1]
Latreutes parvulus (sargassum shrimp)[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)[3]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Macropodia deflexa[1]
Malacoctenus macropus (Rosy blenny)[1]
Menippe adina (Gulf stone crab)[1]
Metapenaeopsis goodei (velvet shrimp)[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]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Opsanus beta (Gulf toadfish)[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[4]
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]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[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]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[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]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Rhithropanopeus harrisii (estuarine mud crab)[1]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[1]
Stegastes leucostictus (Yellow-belly)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[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]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)1
Arothron hispidus (poison puffer)1
Balistes polylepis (Finescale triggerfish)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)2
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[5]
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)[6]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[7]
Elaphrobates euzeti[7]
Gorgorhynchoides bullocki[7]
Hamacreadium mutabile[7]
Helicometra torta[1]
Helicometrina nimia[7]
Lepocreadium trulla[7]
Metadena adglobosa[7]
Metadena globosa[7]
Neobenedenia melleni[7]
Oligogonotylus manteri[7]
Preptetos trulla <Unverified Name>[7]
Siphodera vinaledwardsii[7]
Stephanostomum casum[7]
Stephanostomum edentulum <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Brevard Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Rotterdam Zoo
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; 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; 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; 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 and Bermuda southward to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including West Indies (Anderson, pers. comm.), Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626).;

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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.
2Herbivory and Predation by the Mangrove Tree Crab Aratus pisonii, James W. Beever III, Daniel Simberloff, and Linda L. King, Oecologia (Berl.) 43, 317-328 (1979)
3Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
4Energy flow to two abundant consumers in a subtropical oyster reef food web, Lauren A. Yeager, Craig A. Layman, Aquat Ecol, 2011
5Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
6Ontogenetic Shifts in the Diet of Gag, Mycteroperca microlepis, (Goode and Bean), (Pisces: Serranidae), Michael D. Mullaney, Jr., Proceedings of the 43rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, pp. 432-445 (1994)
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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