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Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring; Thread herring; Sprat; Harryback; Hairy back; Bermuda herring; Thread-herring)

Synonyms: Alausa striata; Chatoessus eumorphus; Chatoessus signifer; Megalops notata; Megalops oglina; Meletta thrissa; Ophisthonema oglinum; Ophistonema oglinum; Opisthonema captivai; Opisthonema oglunum
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic thread herring, Opisthonema oglinum, is a herring-like fish in the family Clupeidae.It has a dark blue-gray back, silvery sides, a white belly and a small head. It grows up to 38 cm in length. It can be found in shallow waters and harbors along the coasts of the western Atlantic Ocean, from Cape Cod down to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[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]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Candacia pachydactyla[2]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lucifer faxoni (Lucifer shrimp)[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
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]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[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]
Temora stylifera[2]
Temora turbinata[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)1
Boops boops (Bream)1
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)1
Cyclothone acclinidens (Bent - tooth bristlemouth)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)1
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)1
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)1
Paranthias furcifer (Sea bass)1
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)1
Sternoptyx pseudobscura (Hatchetfish)1
Trachurus lathami (Rough scad)1
Triphoturus mexicanus (Mexican lampfish)1
Xyrichtys splendens (Green Razorfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[3]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Carcharhinus porosus (Small-tailed shark)[1]
Carcharias taurus (Spotted sand tiger shark)[1]
Centropomus undecimalis (Thin snook)[1]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[2]
Noctilio leporinus (greater bulldog bat)[4]
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scomberomorus brasiliensis (serro Spanish mackerel)[1]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[2]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[2]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[5]
Contracaecum spiculigerum[5]
Parahemiurus merus[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Maine; 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: Gulf of Maine (USA), Bermuda, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and West Indies southward to Santa Caterina, Brazil. The Colombian form is possibly a subspecies, <i>Opisthonema oglinum captivai</i>.;

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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)
3Occurrence, Diet and Growth of Juvenile Blacktip Sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus, from Los Roques Archipelago National Park, Venezuela, RAFAEL TAVARES, Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 44, No. 3, 291-302, 2008
4Diet of the fishing bat Noctilio leporinus (Linnaeus) (Mammalia, Chiroptera) in a mangrove area of southern Brazil, Marcelo O. Bordignon, Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 2006, vol.23, n.1, pp. 256-260
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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