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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 needlefish Platybelone argalus argalus
Redfin needlefish Strongylura notata notata
Agujon needlefish Tylosurus acus acus
Atlantic needlefish Strongylura marina
Blue runner Caranx crysos
Black jack Caranx lugubris
Hound needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus
Crevalle jack Caranx hippos
Bar jack Caranx ruber
Rainbow runner Elegatis bipinnulata
Leatherjacks Oligoplites sp.
Amberfish Seriola dumerili
Great barracuda Sphyraena barracuda
Guachanche barracuda Sphyraena guachancho
Sennet Sphyraena picudilla
Common snook Centropomus undecimalis
Yellowtail snapper Ocyurus chrysurus
Bermuda sea chub Kyphosus sectatrix
Palometa pompano Trachinotus goodei
Permit Trachinotus falcatus
Pompano Trachinotus carolinus
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