Sparidentex hasta (Valenciennes, 1830)
Sobaity seabream
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
 Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 50 m
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf and coasts of India.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults occur in shallow coastal waters to moderate depths. Carnivorous. Sold fresh in markets.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 27.06.91
 Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 14.09.15
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.08.94

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