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Spondyliosoma cantharus Black seabream


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lexID:
4582 
AphiaID:
127066 
Scientific:
Spondyliosoma cantharus 
German:
Streifenbrasse 
English:
Black Seabream 
Category:
Seabreams 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Spondyliosoma (Genus) > cantharus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, the Black Sea, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Madeira, Portugal, Scandinavia, Senegal, South-Africa, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, the Isle of Man, the Ivory Coast, the Mediterranean Sea, Togo, West Africa 
Size:
11.81" - 23.62" (30cm - 60cm) 
Temperature:
- 75.2 °F (°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Algae, Crabs, Crustaceans, Invertebrates, Rock shrimps, Schrimps 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-27 18:52:44 

Husbandry

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Scandinavia to northern Namibia including the Strait of Gibraltar, Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde.

Biology
Found over seagrass beds and rocky and sandy bottoms to about 300 m.
Gregarious, sometimes in large schools.
Omnivorous, feeding on seaweeds and small invertebrates, especially crustaceans.

Protogynic hermaphrodites.

An important food fish.

Human uses
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums

Synonymised taxa:
Cantharus cantharus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cantharus lineatus (Montagu, 1818)
Cantharus senegalensis Valenciennes, 1830
Cantharus vulgaris Valenciennes, 1830
Sparus cantharus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Sparus lineatus Montagu, 1818
Spondyliosoma cantarus (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)

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