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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae Porgies

Genus: Spicara

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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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