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Paranthias furcifer (Sea bass; Southern creole-fish; Prickle wood; Creole-fish; Creolefish; Creole fish; Bonefin; Barber; Atlantic creolefish)

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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  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[2]
Pagrus pagrus (Red porgy)[2]


Parasitized by 
Elytrophallus mexicanus[3]
Hemitagia galapagensis[3]
Lecithochirium microstomum[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[3]
Opecoelus mexicanus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo


Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island and Gulf of Guinea islands of Principe, São Tomé, and Annobon. Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Campeche Bank, and throughout the Caribbean (except in northern Bahamas) to Sao Paulo, Brazil.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
2Jorrit 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London