Diplodus annularis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annular seabream
Diplodus annularis
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  27.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 330.0 g; max. reported age: 7 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 90 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Canary islands, also found along the coast of Portugal northward to the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Sea of Azov (Ref. 4781).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11-12
Biology:  Inhabit chiefly Zostera seagrass beds but also found on Posidonia beds and sandy bottoms, rarely on rocky bottoms. Carnivorous, feed on worms, crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms and hydrozoans. The sexes are separated, although these fish are potential hermaphrodites; certain individuals are protandric (Ref. 4781).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 24.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.07.17

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