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Lagodon rhomboides (Salt-water bream; Sailor's choice; Porgy; Red porgy; Pinfish; Bream)

Synonyms: Sparus rhomboides
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Wikipedia Abstract

The pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, is a saltwater fish of the Sparidae family, the breams and porgies. It inhabits mostly subtropical shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Lagodon. Other common names include pin perch, sand perch, and butterfish.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Padre Island National Seashore II 42068 Texas, United States

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap



Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Belize; Bermuda; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Gulf of Mexico; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Florida Keys, USA and Yucatan, Mexico. Also in northern coast of Cuba; absent in Bahamas or rest of Antilles (Ref. 26938).;

External References



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2Species-Specific Predation on Amphipod Crustacea by the Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides: Mediation by Macrophyte Standing Crop, A.W. Stoner, Marine Biology 55, 201-207 (1979)
3The role of small fish species in eelgrass food webs of the Baltic Sea, Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Ivo Christian Bobsien, 2006
4Feeding Habits of Whitebone Porgy, Calamus leucosteus (Teleostei: Sparidae), Associated with Hard Bottom Reefs off the Southeastern United States, George R. Sedberry, April 1989. Fishery Bulletin. U.S. 87: 935--944.
5Production sources and food web structure of a temperate tidal estuary: integration of dietary and stable isotope data, Kirk O. Winemiller, Senol Akin, Steven C. Zeug, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 343: 63–76, 2007
6Feeding Habits of Common Snook, Centropomus undecimalis, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, David A. Blewett, Rebecca A. Hensley, and Philip W. Stevens, Gulf and Caribbean Research Vol 18, 1–13, 2006
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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