Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Serranidae > Paranthias > Paranthias furcifer

Paranthias furcifer (Sea bass; Southern creole-fish; Prickle wood; Creole-fish; Creolefish; Creole fish; Bonefin; Barber; Atlantic creolefish)

Synonyms: Anthias furcifer; Centropristes nebulosus; Centropristis nebulosus; Cephalopholis furcifer; Corvina oxyptera; Serranus castelnaui; Serranus creolus; Serranus furcifer
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Candacia pachydactyla[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[2]
Lucifer faxoni (Lucifer shrimp)[1]
Pareucalanus attenuatus[1]
Subeucalanus monachus[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)2
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)1
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)1
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)1
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)1
Prionotus scitulus (Leopard searobin)1
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)1
Xyrichtys splendens (Green Razorfish)2


Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[2]
Pagrus pagrus (Red porgy)[2]


Parasitized by 
Elytrophallus mexicanus[3]
Hemitagia galapagensis[3]
Lecithochirium microstomum[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[3]
Opecoelus mexicanus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo


Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island and Gulf of Guinea islands of Principe, São Tomé, and Annobon. Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Campeche Bank, and throughout the Caribbean (except in northern Bahamas) to Sao Paulo, Brazil.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
2Jorrit 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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