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Pareques acuminatus (Cluck; Cubbyu; Donkey fish; Drum; Highhat; High-hat; Ribbonfish; Steindachner's ribbonfish; Streaked ribbonfish; Striped drum; Striped equetus; Striped ribbonfish; Swordfish)

Synonyms: Eques lineatus; Eques pulcher; Equetus acuminatus; Equetus pulcher; Grammistes acuminatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Pareques acuminatus, (the high-hat, cubbyu, streaked ribbonfish or striped drum), is a small fish, usually between 6 and 9 inches, that can occasionally be found on coral reefs in the middle western Atlantic Ocean, in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and the Bahamas. High-hats are typically black and white or dark brown and white.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Mycteroperca tigris (Tiger rockfish)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]


Parasitized by 
Manteriella crassa[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although reported from Bermuda by recent authors, this species is not native to the said country (Ref. 35505).;

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.
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
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