Pagrus auriga Valenciennes, 1843
Redbanded seabream
Pagrus auriga
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  80 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,000.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 170 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Angola, including the southwestern Mediterranean, Madeira, and the Canary Islands.
Biology:  Adults Inhabit hard bottoms (rock or rubble); the young occur near the coast. Feed mainly on mollusks including cephalopods, and also on crustaceans (Ref. 3688). Important food fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 August 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 29.04.94

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