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Pagrus africanus  Akazaki, 1962

Southern common seabream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Pagrus: Greek, pagros = a fish, Dentex, sp. (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 3688), usually ? - 150 m.   Tropical; 16°N - 17°S, 19°W - 12°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3688); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3688); max. published weight: 5.6 kg (Ref. 4699)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults Inhabit hard (rock and rubble), sandy or muddy bottoms on the continental shelf and the upper slope to about 200 m depth, but not often descending beyond 150 m. The young found nearer to the coast than the adults. Feed on mollusks and fish (Ref. 3688). Important foodfish.

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Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-C. Hureau, 1990. Sparidae. p. 790-812. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3688)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (63 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.