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Pagellus erythrinus Common pandora


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lexID:
4915 
AphiaID:
127060 
Scientific:
Pagellus erythrinus 
German:
Rotbrasse 
English:
Common Pandora 
Category:
Seabreams 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Pagellus (Genus) > erythrinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Russland, West Sahara, Straße von Gibralta, Algeria, Angola, European Coasts, Israel, Madeira, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Scandinavia, Senegal, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
9.84" - 23.62" (25cm - 60cm) 
Temperature:
60.8 °F - 82.4 °F (16°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Cnidaria, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Isopods, Mysis, Sea squirts, Sea urchins, Starfishs, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-26 19:29:02 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Norway and the Mediterranean to Guinea-Bissau, including Cape Verde, Madeira and the Canary Islands.
Rarely recorded in Scandinavia.

Biology
Found on inshore waters, on various bottom (rock, gravel, sand and mud) to 200 m (Mediterranean) or 300 m (Atlantic) and move to deeper waters during winter.
Omnivorous, but feed mainly on benthic invertebrates and small fishes. Protogynic hermaphrodites, females become males first in their third year with sizes of about 17 cm.

Important food fish. Reports of ciguatera poisoning!

Synonymised taxa:
Pagellus canariensis Valenciennes, 1838
Sparus erythrinus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)

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