Lagodon rhomboides (Linnaeus, 1766)
photo by Flescher, D.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,510.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 6 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Florida Keys, USA and Yucatan, Mexico. Also in northern coast of Cuba; absent in Bahamas or rest of Antilles (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Commonly found on vegetated bottoms, occasionally over rocky bottoms and in mangrove areas. Enters brackish water and even freshwaters. Often forms large aggregations. Feeds mainly on small animals, especially crustaceans, but also takes mollusks, worms and occasionally small fishes that are associated with the grassy habitat. Depth range based on the depth at which this species was captured by trawls during a baitfish survey (Ref. 44885); to be replaced with a better reference.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 29.01.20
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.08.94

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