Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in shallow neritic areas, over shallow mud to sand-mud bottoms; less common in areas with clear water and coral reef habitats (Ref. 5217). Marketed fresh and salted (Ref. 3798).
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: Greater Antilles to Brazil.
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 8 - 9
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3798))
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Diagnostic Description

Bluish silver with about 18 blackish yellow oblique stripes on body; a small amount of black pigment under upper margin of preopercle.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 9

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 9
 
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in shallow neritic areas, over shallow mud to sand-mud bottoms; less common in areas with clear water and coral reef habitats (Ref. 5217).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Haemulon bonariense

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 6 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CTCTATCTAGTATTCGGTGCCTGAGCTGGGATAGTAGGAACAGCCCTT---AGCCTGCTTATCCGGGCAGAACTGAGCCAACCAGGCGCACTCCTGGGGGAC---GACCAGATCTATAACGTAATTGTTACTGCGCACGCGTTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATTCTCATTGGAGGGTTTGGAAACTGGCTCGTTCCCCTAATG---ATCGGGGCGCCCGATATGGCATTCCCCCGAATGAATAACATGAGCTTTTGACTCCTCCCCCCTTCTTTCCTCCTTCTTCTAGCCTCTTCAGGGGTTGAAGCCGGGGCTGGGACTGGATGAACTGTTTACCCTCCTCTAGCTGGGAACCTCGCACACGCCGGAGCGTCCGTAGACCTG---ACAATTTTCTCCCTCCACTTAGCAGGTGTCTCCTCAATCCTCGGGGCCATCAACTTCATTACAACAATCATTAACATGAAACCTCCCGCTATCTCTCAATACCAGACCCCTCTGTTTGTGTGATCAGTGCTCGTCACCGCCGTGCTCCTTCTTCTATCCCTCCCCGTACTCGCGGCC---GGCATTACAATGCTCCTAACAGACCGAAACCTAAACACCACTTTCTTCGACCCCGCCGGAGGAGGTGACCCCATTCTTTATCAACACCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Haemulon bonariense

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 9
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
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