Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Serranidae > Rypticus > Rypticus saponaceus

Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish; Three spined soapfish; Soapy jack; Soapfish; Northern soapfish; Latherjacket; Lathercoat; Greater soapfish)

Synonyms: Anthias saponaceus
Language: Creole, Portuguese; Danish; Dutch; Fon GBE; French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Wolof

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Prosorhynchus aguayoi[3]
Prosorhynchus rotundus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium


Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Liberia; Martinique; Mauritania; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola, including St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), Cape Verde, St. Helena and Ascension islands. One record from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Ref. 7320).;

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