Diplodus caudimacula (Poey, 1860)
Silver porgy
photo by FAO

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: southeast Florida (USA), West Indies, and the southern shore of the Caribbean Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shallow coastal waters, especially in clear water over rocky and coral bottoms; the young may form aggregations. Feeds on algae, mollusks and crabs.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 March 2011 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.08.16

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