Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Diplodus: Greek, diploos = twice + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Issue on validity of subspecies: subspecies considered as valid in FB, elevated to species rank as Diplodus omanensis Bauchot & Bianchi, 1984 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Mar. 2011: Ref. 86697). Please send references, or more studies are needed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 55 - m (Ref. 58018), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea (southern Oman and Pakistan).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. Pectoral fins reaching to above third anal spine; body silvery with four broad black bars; two short narrow black bars ventrally in the first silver interspace on body and one on second; head with a black bar through eye; snout partly yellow (Ref. 11441).
Occurs inshore, over rocky bottom.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Amir, S.A., F. Tanaka, P.J. Siddiqui and Y. Iwatsuki, 2013. First records of two sparid species Diplodus omanensis and Pagellus affinis (Perciformes: Sparidae) from western coast of Pakistan. Cybium 37(3):220-222. (Ref. 94044)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00593 - 0.02800), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 152 [89, 274] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.884 [0.387, 1.580] mg/100g ; Protein = 19 [18, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.233 [0.129, 0.429] g/100g ; Selenium = 60.5 [30.4, 107.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 20.2 [6.8, 52.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.15 [0.71, 1.71] mg/100g (wet weight);