Spicara melanurus (Valenciennes, 1830)
Blackspot picarel
Spicara melanurus
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  32.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 100 - 250 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and off Senegal. Possibly occurs as far south as Angola, but records south of Senegal need to be verified.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Neritic over the continental shelf. (Ref. 3594).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.04.18
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 21.08.94

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