Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Rhabdosargus: Greek, rhabdos = stick + Latin, sargus = sargus (1591) (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243). Subtropical
Southeast Atlantic: South Africa, from the Cape to Natal.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 19.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3507); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3198)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits estuaries and shallow waters over sand and between rocks. Feeds mainly on small bivalves, shrimps and crabs (Ref. 3670). Flesh excellent (Ref. 3198).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, J.L.B. and M.M. Smith, 1986. Sparidae. p. 580-594. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3198)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; bait: usually
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