red-banded sea bream

Scientific name Pagrus auriga
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1848
IUCN category LC
Family Sparidae
Genus Pagrus
Pagrus auriga Pagrus auriga

Introduction

Pagrus auriga, commonly known as red-banded sea bream, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Type
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Type
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the red-banded sea bream ?

The red-banded sea bream measures between 30 and 80 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly argent and rose body. The also has rouge and rose vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The red-banded sea bream is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare

The red-banded sea bream is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    14 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 170 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic

Biotope presentation

The red-banded sea bream is most often found at a depth between 10m and 170m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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