Caribbean Coral Reef Food Web

A collection of species that form the base of a Caribbean coral reef food web.View this collection on the Encyclopedia of Life.

Nassau grouper 1
Epinephelus striatus
Caribbean reef shark 2
Carcharhinus perezii
Gray snapper 3
Lutjanus griseus
Bluehead 4
Thalassoma bifasciatum
queen angelfish 5
Holacanthus ciliaris
smooth trunkfish 1
Rhinesomus triqueter
banded butterflyfish 1
Chaetodon striatus
ocean surgeon 6
Acanthurus bahianus
bearded fireworm 7
Hermodice carunculata
King Helmet 8
Cassis tuberosa
queen triggerfish 9
Balistes vetula
Sargeant major 3
Abudefduf saxatilis
long-spined sea urchin 10
Diadema antillarum
symmetrical brain coral 11
Diploria strigosa
scrawled filefish 9
Aluterus scriptus
yellowtail damselfish 12
Microspathodon chrysurus
midnight parrotfish 13
Scarus coelestinus
Yellow goatfish 14
Mulloidichthys martinicus
Yellow tube sponge 15
Aplysina fistularis
fire corals 9
Millepora
staghorn coral 16
Acropora cervicornis
red algae 17
Rhodophyta
red hind 2
Epinephelus guttatus
Caribbean reef squid 18
Sepioteuthis sepioidea
Trumpetfish 2
Aulostomus maculatus
great barracuda 19
Sphyraena barracuda
spotted eagle ray 1
Aetobatus narinari
stoplight parrotfish 1
Sparisoma viride
Puddingwife wrasse 2
Halichoeres radiatus
Caribbean spiny lobster 20
Panulirus argus
Giant Hermit Crab 11
Petrochirus diogenes
Sponge brittle star 21
Ophiothrix suensoni
Horse-eye jack 1
Caranx latus
Green Turtle 22
Chelonia mydas
brown algae 23
Phaeophyceae
Tropical Silversides 1
Atherinomorus
Squirrelfish 24
Holocentrus adscensionis
Social feather duster 25
Bispira brunnea
Sea Grape 26
Caulerpa racemosa
Sea Lettuce 27
Ulva lactuca

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