(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Saltwater fish, Drum. Solitary nocturnal preditor that is often seen by day swimming in caves or crevices in the reef.
To be confused with
- Jackknife Fish Equetus lanceolatus
- High Hat Pareques acuminatus
Size: 10-25 cm, max 32,5 cm.
Colour: It has a white body with dark brown bars, bands and stripes. The fins are dark brown with white spots. The head colouration of the juvenile is similair to that of the adult, but its dorsal fin is much longer and it has only a single dark body stripe.
Shape: Big head and highly elevated dorsal fin.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits coral reefs. Solitary nocturnal preditor that is often seen by day swimming in caves or crevices in the reef.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification - Florida
Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.