Haemulon vittatum, Boga : fisheries, bait

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Haemulon vittatum (Poey, 1860)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Haemulon: Greek, haimaleos = bloody (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Poey.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 50 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 89°W - 59°W

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Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to northern South America. Also Caribbean, including Antilles (Ref. 26938).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9. Spindle-shaped fish with a deeply forked tail and an extremely protrusible mouth. Dorsal fins close together (Ref. 13442).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in open water (Ref. 9710); sometimes found near the coast, mainly near oceanic islands (Ref. 5217). Sometimes found over coral heads (Ref. 9710). Feeds on zooplankton and small fishes. Marketed fresh.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rocha, L.A., K.C. Lindeman, C.R. Rocha and H.A. Lessios, 2008. Historical biogeography and speciation in the reef fish genus Haemulon (Teleostei: Haemulidae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 48:918-928. (Ref. 84214)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 March 2011

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; bait: occasionally
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