Emmelichthyops atlanticus Schultz, 1945
Bonnetmouth
Emmelichthyops atlanticus
photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Haemulinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 90 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to northern South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Dorsal fins widely separated.
Biology:  Found in oceanic waters (Ref. 9626), sometimes over coral heads (Ref. 9710). Swims in schools to depths of 64 m (Ref. 26938). Feeds on zooplankton and small fishes.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.03.98

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