Creolefish (Paranthias furcifer)

Also known as Atlantic Creolefish, Barber, Bonefish, Cod, Creole Bass, Hind, Prickle Wood, Rockcod, Ruby Anthias, Southern Creolefish, Trout

Description

Also known as Atlantic Creolefish, Barber, Bonefish, Cod, Creole Bass, Hind, Prickle Wood, Rockcod, Ruby Anthias, Southern Creolefish, Trout.

Found singly or in small to large schools over hard bottoms or midwater feeding over coral reefs.
They feed on copepods, crustaceans and pelagic tunicates.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 8-100m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Groupers are solitary carnivores that hunt near the bottom usually at dusk. Food is drawn into their mouths by a powerful suction when they open their overly large mouths and then swallowed whole.
Spawning is seasonal and controlled by the moons phase. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1217

2 comments

  1. Posted by Naomi Wooten
    June 11, 2015 at 11:03 am - 1 person found this useful.

    What is on the fish's face? I've seen it fairly often here in Bonaire. Thanks!

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