sharpsnout seabream

Scientific name Diplodus puntazzo
Descriptor Walbaum
Year of description 1792
IUCN category LC
Family Sparidae
Genus Diplodus
Diplodus puntazzo Diplodus puntazzo

Introduction

Diplodus puntazzo, commonly known as sharpsnout seabream, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Type
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Type
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the sharpsnout seabream ?

The sharpsnout seabream measures between 30 and 60 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The sharpsnout seabream is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is carnivorous .

Although the sharpsnout seabream is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Hermaphrodite
    protandric

This fish always born male. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become female, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protandrous type.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 150 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

The sharpsnout seabream is most often found at a depth between 0m and 150m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Reproductive biology of four Diplodusspecies Diplodus vulgaris, D. annularis,D. sargus sargus and D. puntazzo (Sparidae)in the Gulf of Tunis (central Mediterranean) - N. Mouine - P. Francour - M.H. Ktari - N. Chakroun-Marzouk - Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom - 2012.

SPARIDAE - K.E. Carpenter - FAO Fisheries Synopsis - 0.

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