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Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark; Reef Shark; Shark)

Synonyms: Carcharhinus perezi; Carcharhinus springeri; Eulamia springeri; Platypodon perezii
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezii) is a species of requiem shark, belonging to the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil, and is the most commonly encountered reef shark in the Caribbean Sea. With a robust, streamlined body typical of the requiem sharks, this species is difficult to tell apart from other large members of its family such as the dusky shark (C. obscurus) and the silky shark (C. falciformis).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)[1]
Abudefduf taurus (Pilotfish)[1]
Acanthostracion polygonius (Cowfish)[1]
Acanthostracion quadricornis (Trunkfish)[1]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[1]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[1]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[1]
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[1]
Alphestes afer (Small grouper)[1]
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)[1]
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[1]
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)[1]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[1]
Anchoa lyolepis (Spotcheeked ghostfish)[1]
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[1]
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)[1]
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)[1]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[1]
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)[1]
Bothus lunatus (Solefish)[1]
Bothus ocellatus (Flounder)[1]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Centropyge argi (Pygmy angelfish)[1]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[1]
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)[1]
Chaetodipterus faber (White angelfish)[1]
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon striatus (School mistress)[1]
Chilomycterus antennatus (Bridled burrfish)[1]
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)[1]
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)[1]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[1]
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (Bridled Goby)[1]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[1]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[1]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[1]
Echidna catenata (Little banded eel)[1]
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)[1]
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]
Equetus lanceolatus (Ribbonfish)[1]
Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish)[1]
Fistularia tabacaria (Bluespotted Cornetfish)[1]
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)[1]
Gnatholepis thompsoni (Goldspot Goby)[1]
Gobioclinus kalisherae (Downy blenny)[1]
Gramma loreto (Fairy basslet)[1]
Gramma melacara (Blackcap Basslet)[1]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[1]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[1]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon chrysargyreum (Yellowstripe grunt)[1]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)[1]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres maculipinna (Slippery okra)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)[1]
Harengula humeralis (Yellowbill sprat)[1]
Hemiramphus balao (Balao)[1]
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)[1]
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Rock bullseye)[1]
Holacanthus ciliaris (Yellow angelfish)[1]
Holacanthus tricolor (Yellow nanny)[1]
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)[1]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[1]
Hypoplectrus aberrans (Yellow-belly hamlet)[1]
Hypoplectrus chlorurus (Yellowtail hamlet)[1]
Hypoplectrus nigricans (Bad lucks)[1]
Hypoplectrus puella (Butter hamlet)[1]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[1]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[1]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[1]
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)[1]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[1]
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)[1]
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)[1]
Lactophrys triqueter (Trunkfish)[1]
Lutjanus buccanella (Wrenchman)[1]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[1]
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)[1]
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)[1]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[1]
Lutjanus mahogoni (Spot snapper)[1]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[1]
Melichthys niger (Pigger)[1]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[1]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[1]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Mycteroperca tigris (Tiger rockfish)[1]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[1]
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)[1]
Myripristis jacobus (Bastard soldierfish)[1]
Neoniphon marianus (Switchtail)[1]
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)[1]
Odontoscion dentex (Reef croaker)[1]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[1]
Ophioblennius atlanticus (Devilfish)[1]
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)[1]
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)[1]
Pareques acuminatus (Cluck)[1]
Pempheris schomburgkii (Pempherid)[1]
Phaeoptyx conklini (Freckled cardinalfish)[1]
Platybelone argalus (keeltail needlefish)[1]
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Pot cover)[1]
Pomacanthus paru (French angelfish)[1]
Priacanthus arenatus (Atlantic bigeye)[2]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[1]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Sargocentron coruscum (Conga tony)[1]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[1]
Scartella cristata (Molly miller)[1]
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)[1]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[1]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[1]
Scarus taeniopterus (Blue chub)[1]
Scarus vetula (Blownose)[1]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[1]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[1]
Scorpaena grandicornis (poison grouper)[1]
Scorpaena inermis (Mushroom Scorpionfish)[1]
Scorpaena plumieri (Pacific spotted scorpionfish)[1]
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus (Reef Scorpionfish)[1]
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)[1]
Serranus tigrinus (Harlequin bass)[1]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[1]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)[1]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[1]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[1]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[1]
Sphyraena picudilla (Southern sennet)[1]
Stegastes adustus (Dusky damselfish)[1]
Stegastes planifrons (Yellow damselfish)[1]
Strongylura strongylura (Spottail needlefish)[1]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[1]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[1]
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)[1]

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to southern Brazil, including the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Antilles.;

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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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