Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Serranidae > Hypoplectrus > Hypoplectrus nigricans

Hypoplectrus nigricans (Bad lucks; Black Hamlet; Black snapper)

Synonyms: Plectropoma nigricans
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Hypoplectrus nigricans, the black hamlet, is a hamlet in the family Serranidae. It is native to shallow parts of the central Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It grows to about 15 cm (6 in) in total length. It is a simultaneous hermaphrodite, with a breeding strategy known as egg trading. One fish acts as a female and lays a batch of eggs which the other fertilises. The following night, the roles are reversed.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet


Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]


Western Atlantic: Belize to Panama; throughout the rest of the Caribbean. Absent off the coast of Venezuela. Antilles (Ref. 26938).;

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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