Acanthopagrus schlegelii (Bleeker, 1854)
Blackhead seabream
photo by Cook, D.C.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,200.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 15 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Hokkaido, Japan to the southern Korean Peninsula, middle and north coast of the Republic of China and Taiwan. Not occurring in the Ryukyu Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Found in bays, shallow rocky reefs, and in brackish waters (Ref. 41299). Feeds on mollusks and polychaetes. Spawns in the spring and summer months (Ref. 41299).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 December 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 16.11.92
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 28.04.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 02.08.94

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