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Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream; Tropical sheephead; Sea bream; Brim)

Synonyms: Archosargus unimaculatus; Perca rhomboidalis; Perca unimaculata
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Wikipedia Abstract

Western Atlantic seabream (Archosargus rhomboidalis) is an ocean-going species of fish in the family, Sparidae. It was first described in 1758 by the "father of modern taxonomy," Carolus Linnaeus, in the 10th edition of his book, Systema Naturae. Within their native range, Western Atlantic seabream are also known as the seabream, brim, tropical sheepshead, chopa amarilla, or salema. Although they are eaten, and have been described as pan fish, Western Atlantic seabream have not gained the popularity as a gamefish that their relative, the sheepshead (A. probatocephalus) has.
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Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[3]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[1]
Sepioteuthis sepioidea (Caribbean reef squid)[1]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Brevard Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental 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: New Jersey, USA and northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Argentina (Ref. 4517). Absent from the Bahamas (Ref. 26938).;

External References



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)
3Occurrence, Diet and Growth of Juvenile Blacktip Sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus, from Los Roques Archipelago National Park, Venezuela, RAFAEL TAVARES, Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 44, No. 3, 291-302, 2008
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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