Spicara nigricauda (Norman, 1931)
Blacktail picarel
photo by FAO

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 50 - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Ghana to Angola (Mullet Bay and Bay of Elephants). Not reported elsewhere.
Biology:  Found over the continental shelf (Ref. 2683).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.07.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.03.14

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