Pagrus africanus Akazaki, 1962
Southern common seabream
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5,550.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola.
Biology:  Adults Inhabit hard (rock and rubble), sandy or muddy bottoms on the continental shelf and the upper slope to about 200 m depth, but not often descending beyond 150 m. The young found nearer to the coast than the adults. Feed on mollusks and fish (Ref. 3688). Important foodfish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 29.04.94

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