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Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish; Spotted equetus; Spotted drum; Spooted drum; Drum)

Synonyms: Eques punctatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Spotted drum or spotted ribbonfish (Equetus punctatus), is a species of marine fish in the family Sciaenidae.The spotted drum is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the occidental Atlantic Ocean from south Florida to Brazil including by the way the Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.It is frequently observed during the day under ledges or near the opening of small caves, at depths between 3 and 30 metres (98 ft), where it swims in repetitive patterns.
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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
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

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Cronius ruber (blackpoint sculling crab)[2]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Hipponix subrufus (orange hoofsnail)[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Nicidion mutilata[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]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)1

Predators

Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; 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: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Bahamas to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and Yucatan (Mexico) (Ref. 26938) to Brazil.;

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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)
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