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Gramma melacara (Blackcap Basslet)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Gramma melacara, the blackcap basslet, is a species of basslet inhabiting reefs in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean. This species prefers vertical surfaces with crevices in which it can hide. It can be found at depths of from 10 to 180 metres (33 to 591 ft) (usually between 20 and 60 metres (66 and 197 ft)). This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
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


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
El Paso Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
Wonders of Wildlife Museum


Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Belize; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Jamaica; Netherlands Antilles; Western Central Atlantic: West Indies including the Bahamas and Central America.;

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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