Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Batrachoidiformes > Batrachoididae > Amphichthys > Amphichthys cryptocentrus

Amphichthys cryptocentrus (Sapo bocon; Sapo bacon; Bocon toadfish)

Synonyms: Amphichthys hildebrandi; Batrachus cryptocentrus; Marcgravia cryptocentra; Opsanus hildebrandi
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Bocon toadfish (Amphichthys cryptocentrus) is a species of tropical toadfish in the family Batrachoididae found along the Caribbean-Atlantic Coast of Central and South America from Panama to Brazil. This species grows to a length of 40 cm (16 in). This species is of minor importance to commercial fisheries.
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Prey / Diet

Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)1
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)1
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead 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
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1


Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Colombia; Curaçao Island; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Guyana; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; South Brazil Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela; Western Atlantic: Panama to Brazil.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Responses of Two Coral Reef Toadfishes (Batrachoididae) to the Demise of Their Primary Prey, the Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum, D. Ross Robertson, Copeia, 1987(3), pp. 637-642
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