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Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano; Permit fish; Permit; Cobbler)

Synonyms: Labrus falcatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The permit, Trachinotus falcatus, is a game fish of the western Atlantic Ocean belonging to the Carangidae family. Adults feed on crabs, shrimp, and smaller fish. Two submarines of the United States Navy were named USS Permit in its honor, in keeping with the "denizens of the deep" theme of submarine names that prevailed before the 1971 naming of USS Los Angeles.
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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
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Carcharhinus longimanus (Whitetip whaler)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[1]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[1]


Parasitized by 
Bicotylophora trachinoti[4]
Gorgorhynchoides lintoni[4]
Lepidapedoides trachinoti[4]
Neobenedenia melleni[4]
Pyragraphorus pyragraphorus[4]


Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southeastern Brazil, including Bahamas and many of the West Indies.;

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)
3Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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