brown meagre

Scientific name Sciaena umbra
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category (World) NT
Family Sciaenidae
Genus Sciaena
Sciaena umbra Sciaena umbra

Introduction

Sciaena umbra, commonly known as brown meagre, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    28 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Longevity
    21 year
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    28 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Longevity
    21 year
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize the brown meagre ?

The brown meagre measures between 28 and 70 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and or body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

This species is known to emit sounds easily audible by humans.

The brown meagre hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

The brown meagre is a fish gregarious naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

n general, outside of the hunting season, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The brown meagre is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

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 - 200 m

Biotope presentation

The brown meagre is most often found at a depth between 1m and 200m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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