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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Red hind biology Like many other groupers, the red hind displays the remarkable ability to change its sex, starting its life as a female and, more often than not, later changing to a male 1 5.

The red hind is protected in a number of coral reef reserves, while protective legislation in Bermuda, Puerto Rica and the U.

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Views Read Edit View history. Scales cycloid except for a ctenoid patch of variable size in the pectoral region.

Highly variable in colour, the body of the red hind ranges from cream to greenish-white or pale reddish-brown. Readily caught on hook and line and easily speared Ref. Epinepphelus this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

Red hind – Wikipedia

It may NOT be used within Apps. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Five faint diagonal bars formed by darker spots on the sides. Greenish gray to light brown on the back grading to white ventrally, with numerous well-spaced dull orange-red to brown spots epinehelus the head, body and fins. Body whitish with reddish spots. Extant Epinephelinae species Groupers.

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Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Females rest on or close to the bottom, while males patrol around an area that consists of 1 to 5 females and defend this territory from other males.

Virgin Islands since a seasonal closure of fisheries was enforced in and a full closure in Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

Marine Ecology Progress Series Mantis shrimps make up over 15 percent of their diet. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat Which species are on the road to recovery? MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

Retrieved from ” https: Not available FishBase mirror site: Can pale or darken. The pectoral fins are pale orange-red, with darker red spots at the base.

Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Guttarus Glossary Dorsal fin The unpaired fin found on the back of the body of fish.

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No saddle-shaped blotch on caudal peduncle or along base of dorsal fin Ref. High vulnerability 61 of By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, it is also one of the most important commercial fish species in the region and is subject to intensive fishing efforts 3.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Guttatue AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. In epijephelus, a tagged Red Hind traveled more than ten miles, crossing over water feet deep, bypassing other aggregations, to spawn at a particular site. Publications of the foundation for scientific research in Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles, 3. Spawning aggregations have also been protected at Saint Thomas in the U.

The most common species of Epinephelus in the West Indies.

AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Excellent food fish Ref. Fish larger than 40 cm are males. Articles eipnephelus ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.