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Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish; Three spined soapfish; Soapy jack; Soapfish; Northern soapfish; Latherjacket; Lathercoat; Greater soapfish)

Synonyms: Anthias saponaceus
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Percnon gibbesi (nimble spray crab)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[2]
Petrolisthes politus (redback porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[2]
Priolepis hipoliti (Rusty gody)[1]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[2]
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish)1
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)2
Bothus ocellatus (Flounder)1
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Labrus bergylta (Ballan wrasse)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Prosorhynchus aguayoi[3]
Prosorhynchus rotundus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium

Distribution

Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Liberia; Martinique; Mauritania; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola, including St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), Cape Verde, St. Helena and Ascension islands. One record from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Ref. 7320).;

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Citations

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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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