Chrysoblephus gibbiceps (Valenciennes, 1830)
Red stumpnose seabream
photo by Caine, C.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5,800.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 50 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known only from the Cape to Natal in South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-9. Occasionally with darker crossbars. Adults males with a big hump on forehead.
Biology:  Inhabits shallow coastal waters. Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, worms and small fishes (Ref. 5213). Good food fish. Sold fresh in markets.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 02 December 2009 (A2bd) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.07.92
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 14.11.01
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.01.97

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