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Hypoplectrus chlorurus (Yellowtail hamlet; Yellow hamlet; Sheephead)

Synonyms: Hypoplectrus affinis; Hypoplectrus chlururus; Plectropoma affine; Plectropoma chlorurum
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Spanish

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)1

Predators

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

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Grenada; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Central Atlantic: rare along the most of the continental western Caribbean, becoming occasional in the vicinity of Panama; Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles, and islands off Venezuela. Absent from Florida, Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortu; Western Central Atlantic: rare along the most of the continental western Caribbean, becoming occasional in the vicinity of Panama; Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles, and islands off Venezuela. Absent from Florida, Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas (USA); records from Texas, USA are almost certainly misidentified juveniles of <i>Epinephelus</i> sp.;

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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)