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Diplodus holbrookii  (Bean, 1878)

Spottail seabream
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 28 m.   Subtropical; 40°N - 25°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3815)

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Western Atlantic: Chesapeake Bay to Florida and northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Not known from the West Indies.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow coastal waters, including bays and harbors. Occurs in inshore seagrass beds. Prefers flat vegetated bottoms. Rarely found in brackish water. Feeds mainly on small invertebrates.

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01140 (-0.17230 - 0.19510), b=3.04 (2.95 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this genus-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.3   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.