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Diplodus cervinus  (Lowe, 1838)

Zebra seabream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Diplodus: Greek, diploos = twice + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 30 - 300 m (Ref. 3688).   Subtropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 47°N - 35°S, 19°W - 36°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean to the Strait of Gibraltar and South Africa including Madeira and the Canary islands, but absent from Cape Verde, off Senegal and the Gulf of Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2715); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2715); max. published weight: 2.7 kg (Ref. 40637)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthopelagic on the shelf, on rocky bottoms from 30 to 80 m depth, but may also occur down to 300 m on muddy bottoms. Forms schools of 4 or 5 individuals of different sizes. Omnivorous, feeds on small invertebrates and seaweeds (Ref. 4781).

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Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-C. Hureau, 1990. Sparidae. p. 790-812. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3688)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00716 - 0.02213), b=3.06 (2.91 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (55 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.