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Hoplopagrus guentherii  Gill, 1862

Mexican barred snapper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Hoplopagrus: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek, pagros = a fish, Dentex sp. (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 55763).   Tropical; 35°N - 2°N, 120°W - 77°W (Ref. 55)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 92.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9313); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9313); max. published weight: 9.6 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Body deep and compressed; anterior profile of head slightly sloping and somewhat convex; snout prominent; anterior nostril tubular; posterior nostril embedded in a deep furrow; preopercle deeply notched; vomerine and lateral jaw teeth molariform; lower branch of first gill arch with 11 to 15 gill rakers; dorsal scale series running parallel to lateral line; back greenish brown; belly pink; flanks with 8 brownish blue vertical bars (Ref. 55763). Post-opercular notch and knob strong; anterior nostril long and tubular. Scale rows on back running parallel to the lateral line. Color is greenish with a series of about eight bars on sides.

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Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Colombia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are encountered generally over rocky bottoms in the vicinity of coral reefs, up to at least 40 or 50 m (Ref. 9313). Juveniles may penetrate rocky littoral pools (Ref. 9313). Carnivorous, feed on fishes and invertebrates of the bottom (Ref. 9313). Caught with handlines and marketed fresh (Ref. 9313).

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Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.