Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Serranidae > Alphestes > Alphestes afer
 

Alphestes afer (Small grouper; Red nigger hamlet; Mutton hamlet; Mossy grouper; Mossfish; Hamlet; Guaseta; Coney; Cherna)

Synonyms: Epinephelus afer; Epinephelus lightfooti; Plectropoma chloropterum; Plectropoma monacanthus
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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
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cainocreadium lintoni[3]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[3]

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Galapagos Islands; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guinea; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; 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, south Florida (USA), Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, Cuba, West Indies, Panama, Venezuela, and southward to the state of São Paulo, Brazil. <i>Alphestes afer</i> has recently been re-discovered at São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea o; Western Atlantic: Bermuda, south Florida (USA), Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, Cuba, West Indies, Panama, Venezuela, and southward to the state of São Paulo, Brazil. <i>Alphestes afer</i> has recently been re-discovered at São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea of the Eastern Atlantic.;

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Citations

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)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London