Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Epinephelus guttatus – Red hind. Learn more about the Red hind – with amazing Red hind photos and facts on Arkive. Epinephelus guttatus. A member of the Grouper/Sea bass family, the Red hind is one of my favorite fish. They will watch you intently. If you get to close they will.

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Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Highly variable in colour, the body of the red hind ranges from cream to greenish-white or pale reddish-brown. Virgin Islands since a seasonal closure of fisheries was enforced in and a full closure in Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! During this time, they are particularly vulnerable to predation, but those fish that survive may live up to 17 years of age 2 3.

Body strong and stout, with a large epinephels. Important in terms of numbers caught and total weight of landings in the Caribbean. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

What triggers the change is unknown. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, guthatus will be updated as soon as possible. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!

Red Hind are protogynous hermaphrodites, changing from females to males during a stage in their life cycle. Also known as deady, hind, koon, lucky grouper, rockhind.

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Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Synonyms Epinephelus cubanusHolocentrus punctatusLutianus lunulatusPerca guttataSerranus araraSerranus catusSerranus maculosusSerranus stathouderi. The red hind Epinephelus guttatusalso known as the koon or lucky grouper in Caribbean vernacular, is a species of grouper in the family Serranidae native to the western Atlantic Ocean.


Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Epinephflus this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. No spots on tail or dorsal fin. Glossary Dorsal fin The unpaired fin found on the back of the body of fish.

Red hind habitat A reef-dwelling species, the red hind is most commonly found around shallow reefs and rocky bottoms, from 2 metres down to depths of at least metres 1 3. One-blotch grouper Epinephelus melanostigma. It is one of the most common Epinephelus species in the West Indies, and gugtatus is also found in the Gulf of Mexico and along much of the Central American coastline 1 3.

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Reddish brown spots spread over a whitish undercoat. Variola albimarginata Variola louti. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Five faint diagonal bars formed by darker spots on dpinephelus sides.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Guttatuus. Epinephelus guttatus Linnaeus, The pectoral fins are pale orange-red, with darker red spots at the base. The red hind is also threatened by the epinephelys of marine habitats, including coral reefs, and coastal developments which cause increased pollution and sedimentation 1.

Found in shallow reefs and rocky bottoms, between 3 and 50 m. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Mantis shrimps make up over 15 percent of their diet.


Females live on reefs of shallow to moderate depths, whereas larger males inhabit much deeper waters. Territory An area occupied and defended by an animal, a pair of animals or a colony. Found in shallow reefs and rocky bottoms. The red hind is protected in a number of coral reef reserves, while protective legislation in Bermuda, Puerto Rica and the U. Smallscaled grouper Epinephelus polylepis. Reef manta ray Manta alfredi. Red hind Epinephelus guttatus.

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Widespread and abundant, the red hind is one of the most common groupers in the West Indies and is not currently threatened with extinction 1. You can continue searching for Epinephelus guttatus on one of these Web sites:. Sign our Guest Book. Some undergo sexual inversion at 28 cm TL; most fish larger than 40 cm are males.

Find out more For more information on the conservation of fish, see: Scales cycloid except for a ctenoid patch of variable size in the pectoral region. No saddle-shaped blotch on caudal peduncle or along base of dorsal fin Ref. Red hind threats Widespread and abundant, the red hind is one of the most common groupers in the West Indies and is not currently threatened with extinction 1.

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