Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Sciaenidae > Equetus > Equetus lanceolatus

Equetus lanceolatus (Ribbonfish; Lance-shaped ribbonfish; Lanceshaped ribbonfish; Jacknife-fish; Jacknife fish; Jackknife-fish; Jack-knifefish; Jackknife fish; Drum; Equetus; Donkey fish)

Synonyms: Chaetodon lanceolatus; Eques americanus; Eques balteatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The jackknifefish (Equetus lanceolatus) is a small fish, typically between 6 and 9 inches, that can occasionally be found on coral reefs in the middle western Atlantic Ocean, in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and the Bahamas.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Denver Zoological Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Universeum Science Center


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil 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: Bermuda and North Carolina, USA to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 57756).;

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.
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