Mexican barred snapper

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Mexican barred snapper
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Hoplopagrus

Species:
H. guentherii
Binomial name
Hoplopagrus guentherii
Synonyms

For genus:

  • Deuteracanthus Fowler, 1944

For species:

  • Deuteracanthus lonchophorus Fowler, 1944

The Mexican barred snapper (Hoplopagrus guentherii) is a species of snapper native to the Pacific coast of Central and northern South America from Mexico to Colombia. They inhabit rocky areas near coral reefs at depths from very shallow waters to around 50 m (160 ft). This species grows to 92 cm (36 in) in total length, though most only reach 50 cm (20 in). The heaviest known example of this species weighed 9.6 kg (21 lb). This species is important to local inhabitants as a food fish and is also sought as a game fish. It can also be found displayed in public aquaria. This species is the only known member of its genus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bessudo, S., Acero, A., Rojas, P. & Cotto, A. 2010. Hoplopagrus guentherii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Hoplopagrus guentherii" in FishBase. December 2013 version.