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Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish; Small grouper; Rockhind; Red guativere; Niggerfish; Negrofish; Lemon-yellow butterfish; Grouper; Deady; Coney; Butterfish; Black guativere)

Synonyms: Bodianus guativere; Cephalopholis fulvus; Epinephelus fulva; Epinephelus fulvus; Gymnocephalus ruber; Holocentrus auratus; Labrus fulvus; Perca punctata; Serranus carauna; Serranus ouatalibi
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Wikipedia Abstract

A Grouper from the Western Atlantic that occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 41cm in length.
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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
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 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

Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[1]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[1]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[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]
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)[1]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[2]
Cantherhines pullus (Tobaccofish)[2]
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)[3]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Gonodactylus bredini[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[1]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[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]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[1]
Monacanthus tuckeri (Slender Fiiefish)[2]
Neogonodactylus oerstedii[2]
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]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Percnon gibbesi (nimble spray crab)[3]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[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]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[1]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[1]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[2]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)2
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)4
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)1
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Sand shark)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Labrus bergylta (Ballan wrasse)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[2]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cainocreadium oscitans[4]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[4]
Hamacreadium mutabile[4]
Helicometrina nimia[4]
Lecithochirium microstomum[4]
Neobenedenia melleni[4]
Neolepidapedoides equilatum[4]
Opecoelus mexicanus[4]
Pacificreadium serrani[4]
Prodistomum orientale[4]
Prosorhynchus mcintoshi[1]
Stephanostomum casum[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Randers Regnskov
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: South Carolina, USA and Bermuda to southern 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)
3Spatial distribution and diet of Cephalopholis fulva (Ephinephelidae) at Trindade Island, Brazil, Flavio do Nascimento Coelho, Hudson Tercio Pinheiro, Robson Guimarães dos Santos, Cristiano Queiroz de Albuquerque and Agnaldo Silva Martins, Neotropical Ichthyology, 2012
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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