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Lithognathus mormyrus Sand steenbras


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lexID:
4531 
AphiaID:
127055 
Scientific:
Lithognathus mormyrus 
German:
Marmorbrasse 
English:
Sand Steenbras 
Category:
Seabreams 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Lithognathus (Genus) > mormyrus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the Black Sea, East Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Madeira, Namibia, Nigeria, Portugal, Red Sea, São Tomé e Principé, Somalia, South-Africa, Spain, Tansania, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Ivory Coast, the Mediterranean Sea, Togo, West Africa 
Size:
11.81" - 21.65" (30cm - 55cm) 
Temperature:
62.6 °F - 77 °F (17°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Schrimps, Snails, Worms 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-11 23:41:17 

Husbandry

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay, Strait of Gibraltar and Mediterranean, Black, and Azov seas to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa and the Mozambique Channel.
Also found around the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira Is.
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea; southern Mozambique to the Cape of Good Hope; not found in tropical east Africa.

Biology

Found on the shelf, over sandy and muddy bottoms as well as seagrass-beds and estuaries. Gregarious, sometimes forming sizeable schools. Feeds on worms, mollusks and small crustaceans. Protandric hermaphrodite. Flesh excellent; sold fresh and dried.

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