Acanthopagrus schlegelii (Bleeker, 1854)
Blackhead seabream
photo by Andy Cornish@114°E Hong Kong Reef Fish Survey

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,200.0 g
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range - 15 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Hokkaido, Japan to the southern Korean Peninsula, middle and north coast of the Republic of China and Taiwan. Not occurring in the Ryukyu Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Found in bays, shallow rocky reefs, and in brackish waters (Ref. 41299). Feeds on mollusks and polychaetes. Spawns in the spring and summer months (Ref. 41299). It is parasitised by the monogenean A. spari on the fins and body surface (Ref. 124057).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 December 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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