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Sparodon durbanensis (Castelnau, 1861)
MUSSELCRACKER SEABREAM
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Sparodon durbanensis (Castelnau , 1861)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Sparodon: Latin, sparus = a fish with a golden head + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 80 m.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Southeast Atlantic: Cape of Good Hope to Natal in South Africa. Also recorded from Djibouti (Ref. 5450 ) and from Mozambique (Ref. 5213 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m 35.0   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3507 ); common length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3507 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 10. Faint stripes on a greyish body; bluish glow while in water (Ref. 3198 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow coastal waters, mainly off rocky shores down to 80 m depth. Rarely enters estuaries. Young commonly found in tide pools. Feeds mainly on mollusks (Ref. 5213 ). An important food fish.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Smith, J.L.B. and M.M. Smith , 1986. Sparidae. p. 580-594. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3198 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314 )

  Near Threatened (NT)  ; Date assessed: 03 December 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2019-06-16 19:08:32 gmt
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