SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=330) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Perciformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Spicara') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae Porgies

Genus: Spicara

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Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Spicara alta (Osório, 1917)

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Spicara alta
[Bigeye picarel]
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Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Spicara australis
[]

Photo by Leslie, R.

Western Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Spicara axillaris (Boulenger, 1900)

Photo by Leslie, R.
 
Spicara axillaris
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Spicara maena (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Spicara maena
[Blotched picarel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Spicara martinicus
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Spicara melanurus (Valenciennes, 1830)

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Spicara melanurus
[Blackspot picarel]

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Spicara nigricauda (Norman, 1931)

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Spicara nigricauda
[Blacktail picarel]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Spicara smaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Spicara smaris
[Picarel]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Spicara alta Bigeye picarel Eastern Central Atlantic 30 TL 1917
Spicara australis Southeast Atlantic and We 30 TL 1921
Spicara axillaris Western Indian Ocean and 38 TL 1900
Spicara maena Blotched picarel Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1758
Spicara martinicus Western Central Atlantic 1830
Spicara melanurus Blackspot picarel Eastern Atlantic 32.8 TL 1830
Spicara nigricauda Blacktail picarel Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1931
Spicara smaris Picarel Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1758



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