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Serranus cabrilla  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Comber
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Serranus: Latin, serran, serranus, saw and a fish of genus Serranus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 500 m (Ref. 5506).   Deep-water; 57°N - 35°S, 32°W - 36°E

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 17.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5506); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36731)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: English Channel southward round the Cape of Good Hope to Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4319), including Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands (Ref. 5506). Also in the Mediterranean and western Black Sea and possibly in the Red Sea (Ref. 5506).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the shelf and upper slope on rocks, Posidonia beds, sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 5506). Feed on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 27121).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Tortonese, E., 1986. Serranidae. p. 780-792. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. vol. 2. (Ref. 5506)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial
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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=0.01122 (0.00983 - 0.01281), b=2.99 (2.95 - 3.03), based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.1-0.3; tmax=6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.