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Lagodon rhomboides (Salt-water bream; Sailor's choice; Porgy; Red porgy; Pinfish; Bream)

Synonyms: Sparus rhomboides
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Wikipedia Abstract

The pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, is a saltwater fish of the Sparidae family, the breams and porgies. It inhabits mostly subtropical shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Lagodon. Other common names include pin perch, sand perch, and butterfish.
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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
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Padre Island National Seashore II 42068 Texas, United States

Prey / Diet

Acartia tonsa[1]
Alitta succinea (pile worm)[1]
Americamysis almyra[1]
Ampelisca vadorum[2]
Anchoa mitchilli (Bay anchovy)[1]
Ariopsis felis (Sea catfish)[1]
Batea catharinensis[2]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[1]
Brachidontes exustus (scorched mussel)[1]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[1]
Corophium louisianum[2]
Cymadusa compta[2]
Elasmopus levis[2]
Ericthonius brasiliensis[3]
Eurypanopeus depressus (flatback mud crab)[1]
Farfantepenaeus aztecus (brown shrimp)[1]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]
Gammarus mucronatus[1]
Gobiosoma bosc (Naked goby)[1]
Halodule wrightii (shoalweed)[1]
Jaspidella jaspidea (jasper dwarf olive)[1]
Labidocera aestiva[1]
Lucania parva (Rainwater killifish)[1]
Melita appendiculata[4]
Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Brackish water mussel)[1]
Palaemonetes pugio (daggerblade grass shrimp)[1]
Paracaprella tenuis[2]
Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus[1]
Rhithropanopeus harrisii (estuarine mud crab)[1]
Rudilemboides naglei[2]
Ruppia cirrhosa (spiral ditchgrass)[1]
Ruppia maritima (Ditch grass)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anas bahamensis (White-cheeked Pintail)1
Artedius harringtoni (Scalyhead sculpin)1
Branta bernicla (Brent Goose)1
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)1
Calamus leucosteus (Whitebone porgy)2
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Embiotoca jacksoni (Black perch)1
Embiotoca lateralis (Blue seaperch)1
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus (Red Irish lord)1
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)1
Jordania zonope (Longfin sculpin)1
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)1
Paraclinus fasciatus (Banded blenny)1
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1

Predators

Ariopsis felis (Sea catfish)[5]
Atractosteus spatula (Alligator gar)[1]
Bagre marinus (Slooprig)[1]
Bairdiella chrysoura (Silver perch)[1]
Carcharhinus acronotus (Blacknose shark)[1]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[1]
Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[1]
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)[1]
Centropomus undecimalis (Thin snook)[6]
Cynoscion nebulosus (Spotted weakfish)[5]
Elops saurus (Ladyfish)[1]
Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny)[1]
Istiophorus albicans (Sailfish)[1]
Lepisosteus oculatus (Spotted gar)[5]
Lobotes surinamensis (Tripple tail)[1]
Lophodytes cucullatus (Hooded Merganser)[1]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[1]
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)[1]
Paralichthys lethostigma (Southern flounder)[5]
Pogonias cromis (Sea drum)[1]
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)[1]
Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)[1]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[1]
Urophycis floridana (Southern hake)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Caballerorhynchus lamothei[7]
Diplomonorchis leiostomi[1]
Euryhaliotrema carbunculus[7]
Lepocreadium areolatum[7]
Megasolena hysterospina[7]
Opechona pyriforme <Unverified Name>[7]
Otobothrium cysticum[7]
Parahemiurus merus[7]
Serrasentis sagittifer[7]
Steringotrema corpulentum[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Audubon Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Brevard Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Belize; Bermuda; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Gulf of Mexico; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Florida Keys, USA and Yucatan, Mexico. Also in northern coast of Cuba; absent in Bahamas or rest of Antilles (Ref. 26938).;

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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.
2Species-Specific Predation on Amphipod Crustacea by the Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides: Mediation by Macrophyte Standing Crop, A.W. Stoner, Marine Biology 55, 201-207 (1979)
3Feeding Habits of Whitebone Porgy, Calamus leucosteus (Teleostei: Sparidae), Associated with Hard Bottom Reefs off the Southeastern United States, George R. Sedberry, April 1989. Fishery Bulletin. U.S. 87: 935--944.
4The role of small fish species in eelgrass food webs of the Baltic Sea, Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Ivo Christian Bobsien, 2006
5Production sources and food web structure of a temperate tidal estuary: integration of dietary and stable isotope data, Kirk O. Winemiller, Senol Akin, Steven C. Zeug, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 343: 63–76, 2007
6Feeding Habits of Common Snook, Centropomus undecimalis, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, David A. Blewett, Rebecca A. Hensley, and Philip W. Stevens, Gulf and Caribbean Research Vol 18, 1–13, 2006
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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