Diplodus fasciatus (Valenciennes, 1830)
Banded seabream
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: endemic to the Cape Verde.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-10
Biology:  Inhabits rocky bottoms to about 100 m depth; may also live on sandy bottoms in deeper waters; occurs in groups of 5 individuals of different sizes. Omnivorous with predominantly carnivorous habits (small invertebrates) (Ref. 3688).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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