Diplodus vulgaris

Scientific name Diplodus vulgaris
Descriptor Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Year of description 1817
IUCN category LC
Family Sparidae
Genus Diplodus
Diplodus vulgaris Diplodus vulgaris

Introduction

Diplodus vulgaris is a salt water fish.

Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    22 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    22 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize Diplodus vulgaris ?

Diplodus vulgaris measures between 22 and 45 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

Diplodus vulgaris is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is carnivorous .

Although Diplodus vulgaris is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Migratory species
    No

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 100 m
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

Diplodus vulgaris is most often found at a depth between 1m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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Silvia Gomez

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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