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Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark; Sharpnose shark; Caribbean sharpnose shark; Atlantic sharpnose shark)

Synonyms: Rhizopriodon porosus; Squalus porosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Caribbean sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon porosus, is a requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean, between latitudes 28° N and 40° S, from the surface to a depth of 500 m. It can reach a length of about 1.1 m.
View Wikipedia Record: Rhizoprionodon porosus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve   Honduras      

Prey / Diet

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)[1]
Abudefduf taurus (Pilotfish)[1]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[1]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[1]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[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]
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)[1]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[1]
Anchoa lyolepis (Spotcheeked ghostfish)[1]
Anchoa spinifer (Spicule anchovy)[1]
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)[1]
Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Apogon maculatus (Spotted cardinalfish)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)[1]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[1]
Batrachoides surinamensis (Pacum toadfish)[1]
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)[1]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[1]
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Cetengraulis edentulus (Atlantic anchoveta)[1]
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon striatus (School mistress)[1]
Charonia variegata (Triton's trumpet)[1]
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)[1]
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)[1]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cyphoma gibbosum (flamingo tongue)[1]
Cyphoma mcgintyi (McGinty's cyphoma)[1]
Cyphoma signatum (fingerprint cyphoma)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Echidna catenata (Little banded eel)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Equetus lanceolatus (Ribbonfish)[1]
Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)[1]
Gramma loreto (Fairy basslet)[1]
Gramma melacara (Blackcap Basslet)[1]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[1]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon chrysargyreum (Yellowstripe grunt)[1]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Halichoeres maculipinna (Slippery okra)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)[1]
Harengula humeralis (Yellowbill sprat)[1]
Hemiramphus balao (Balao)[1]
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)[1]
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Rock bullseye)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)[1]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[1]
Hypoplectrus aberrans (Yellow-belly hamlet)[1]
Hypoplectrus chlorurus (Yellowtail hamlet)[1]
Hypoplectrus nigricans (Bad lucks)[1]
Hypoplectrus puella (Butter hamlet)[1]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[1]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[1]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[1]
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)[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]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Lutjanus mahogoni (Spot snapper)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Macrodon ancylodon (Yellow mouth salmon)[1]
Melichthys niger (Pigger)[1]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)[1]
Myripristis jacobus (Bastard soldierfish)[1]
Nebris microps (Butterfish)[1]
Neoniphon marianus (Switchtail)[1]
Odontoscion dentex (Reef croaker)[1]
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)[1]
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)[1]
Opistognathus maxillosus (Mottled jawfish)[1]
Pareques acuminatus (Cluck)[1]
Pauleo jubatus[1]
Pempheris schomburgkii (Pempherid)[1]
Peprilus paru (northern harvestfish)[1]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Phaeoptyx conklini (Freckled cardinalfish)[1]
Pisania pusio (miniature trumpet triton)[1]
Platybelone argalus (keeltail needlefish)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[1]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[1]
Sargocentron coruscum (Conga tony)[1]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[1]
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)[1]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[1]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[1]
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus (Reef Scorpionfish)[1]
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)[1]
Serranus tigrinus (Harlequin bass)[1]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[1]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)[1]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Sphoeroides testudineus (Puffer)[1]
Stegastes adustus (Dusky damselfish)[1]
Stegastes planifrons (Yellow damselfish)[1]
Stellifer naso (Stardrum)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Strongylura strongylura (Spottail needlefish)[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]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[1]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[1]
Tritonia bayeri[1]
Tritoniopsis frydis[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Western Central; 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; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Caribbean, including the Bahamas, south to Uruguay. The separation of this species from <i>Rhizoprionodon terraenovae</i> whether as a distinct species or a representative of a southern subspecies is still uncertain and pending until d; Western Atlantic: Caribbean, including the Bahamas, south to Uruguay. The separation of this species from <i>Rhizoprionodon terraenovae</i> whether as a distinct species or a representative of a southern subspecies is still uncertain and pending until detailed studies are commenced.;

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Citations

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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.
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