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Pagrus pagrus Red porgy, Couch's sea-bream, common seabream


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lexID:
4568 
AphiaID:
127063 
Scientific:
Pagrus pagrus 
German:
Gemeine Meerbrasse 
English:
Red Porgy, Couch's Sea-bream, Common Seabream 
Category:
Seabreams 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Pagrus (Genus) > pagrus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, Suriname, Belize, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, European Coasts, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Madeira, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, Portugal, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, South America, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela 
Size:
13.39" - 35.83" (34cm - 91cm) 
Temperature:
64.4 °F - 82.4 °F (18°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Rock lobster, Schrimps, Sepia, Snails 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-25 19:29:12 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Strait of Gibraltar to 15°N (rare southward 20°N), including Madeira and the Canary Islands; Mediterranean and northward to the British Isles. Western Atlantic: New York, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Argentina, including the continental coast of the Caribbean Sea.

Biology
Found over rock, rubble, or sand bottoms (young frequently found on seagrass beds and the continental shelf, down to about 250 m depth, often above 150 m.
In southwest Brazil found in 160 m depth.
Feeds on crustaceans, fishes, and mollusks.
Its toxic nature is uncertain.
Marketed fresh and frozen.

Description:
Pinkish silver with an indistinct yellow spot on each scale on about upper half of body, these spots giving a yellow-striped effect; a wedge of yellow across interorbital and some yellow on snout and upper lip; dorsal, caudal and pectoral fins pink.

Synonymised taxa:
Pagrus pagrus pagrus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagrus sedecim Ginsburg, 1952
Pagrus vulgaris Valenciennes, 1830
Pargus sedecim Ginsburg, 1952 (misspelling)
Sparus pagrus Linnaeus, 1758 (Basionym)

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