Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)
Common two-banded seabream
Sargo seifa
Diplodus vulgaris
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,300.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 160 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Cape Verde and the Canary Islands including the Mediterranean and Black Sea (off Bulgaria); also from Angola to South Africa.
Biology:  A euryhaline species inhabiting rocky and sometimes sandy bottoms to depths of 160 m, but more commonly in less than 50 m. The young are sometimes found in seagrass beds. Adults feed on crustaceans, worms and mollusks (Ref. 3688). Important food fish.
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 24.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 03.08.94

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