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Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801)
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Argyrosomus regius   (Asso, 1801)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Argyrosomus: Greek, argyros = silvered, silver + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335 ) ;   regius: A. hololepidotus in Ref. 57396 refers to A. regius and A. coronus based distribution and Ref. 11025.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 15 - 300 m (Ref. 2683 ).   Subtropical; 65°N - 6°S, 23°W - 36°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Norway to Gibraltar and Congo, including the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Migrated to the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 80 - ? cm
Max length : 230 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5377 ); common length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3593 ); max. published weight: 103.0 kg (Ref. 11036 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-29. Rough scales, Second dorsal fin (soft ray) twice as long as first, spiny rayed dorsal fin (Ref. 35388 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found inshore and shelf waters, close to bottom as well as in surface and mid-waters, pursuing shoals of clupeids and mugilids. They congregate inshore to spawn during spring and summer. Juveniles and sub-adults enter estuaries and coastal lagoons (Ref. 3593 ). Both adults and juveniles are migratory moving along shore or offshore-onshore in response to temperature change (Ref. 11025 ). Feed on fishes and swimming crustaceans.

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Chao, L.N. and E. Trewavas , 1990. Sciaenidae. p. 813-826. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3593 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

  Least Concern (LC)  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes FAO(Aquaculture: production , species profile ; fisheries: production ; publication : search ) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 13.3 - 19.4, mean 15.3 (based on 169 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00759 - 0.00955), b=3.07 (3.04 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.3   ±0.75 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.09). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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