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Priacanthus arenatus (Atlantic bigeye; Atlantic big-eye; Balarton; Balatan; Bigeye; Big-eye; Catalufa; Common bigeye; Glasseye snapper; Goggle eye; Johnny diggens; Moonshine conga; Moonshine snapper; Red bigeye)

Synonyms: Priacanthus catalufa; Priacanthus insularum
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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  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, 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]
Acanthomysis trophopristes[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[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]
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)[1]
Brachycarpus biunguiculatus (twoclaw shrimp)[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Cronius tumidulus (crevice sculling crab)[2]
Dactylopterus volitans (Helmet gurnard)[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[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]
Monolene maculipinna (Pacific deepwater)[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[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]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Sepioteuthis sepioidea (Caribbean reef squid)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Echidna catenata (Little banded eel)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[2]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[1]
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)[2]
Sula leucogaster leucogaster (Brown booby)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Brachyphallus parvus[4]
Diplectanotrema balistes[4]
Oncophora melanocephala[4]
Pseudopecoelus priacanthi[4]
Stephanostomum seriolae[4]
Tergestia laticollis[4]

Distribution

Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Gabon; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Liberia; Madeira Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Patagonian Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Tropical and tropically influenced areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Bermuda and at least North Carolina, USA (Ref. 5403) southward to northern Argentina (Ref. 3800). Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to northern Angola. Med; Tropical and tropically influenced areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Bermuda and at least North Carolina, USA (Ref. 5403) southward to northern Argentina (Ref. 3800). Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to northern Angola. Mediterranean (Ref. 50345). Reports from the Indo-Pacific are misidentifications.; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK);

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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)
3THE DIET OF MASKED, BROWN AND RED-FOOTED BOOBIES (SULIDAE: PELECANIFORMES) IN THE MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO, Ricardo López-Ortiz, 2007, PhD Dissertation, UPR/RUM
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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