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Functional group 19: Coastal Predators
This group contains a mix of species which are largely associated with coastal and near-shore environments but play a role, at least at some stage in their life-cycle, in the pelagic ecosystem. The following are examples of this group.


Keeltail needlefishPlatybelone argalus argalus
Redfin needlefishStrongylura notata notata
Agujon needlefishTylosurus acus acus
Atlantic needlefishStrongylura marina
Blue runnerCaranx crysos
Black jackCaranx lugubris
Hound needlefishTylosurus crocodilus
Crevalle jackCaranx hippos
Bar jackCaranx ruber
Rainbow runnerElegatis bipinnulata
LeatherjacksOligoplites sp.
AmberfishSeriola dumerili
Great barracudaSphyraena barracuda
Guachanche barracudaSphyraena guachancho
SennetSphyraena picudilla
Common snookCentropomus undecimalis
Yellowtail snapperOcyurus chrysurus
Bermuda sea chubKyphosus sectatrix
Palometa pompanoTrachinotus goodei
Permit Trachinotus falcatus
PompanoTrachinotus carolinus
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