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Sparodon durbanensis  (Castelnau, 1861)

Musselcracker seabream
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Sparodon: Latin, sparus = a fish with a golden head + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 80 m.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Southeast Atlantic: Cape of Good Hope to Natal in South Africa. Also recorded from Djibouti (Ref. 5450) and from Mozambique (Ref. 5213).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 35.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3507); common length : 70.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3507)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 11; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 11-12; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 10. Faint stripes on a greyish body; bluish glow while in water (Ref. 3198).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow coastal waters, mainly off rocky shores down to 80 m depth. Rarely enters estuaries. Young commonly found in tide pools. Feeds mainly on mollusks (Ref. 5213). An important food fish.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Smith, J.L.B. and M.M. Smith, 1986. Sparidae. p. 580-594. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3198)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
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