English : Arabian yellowfin seabream
French : Pagre arabe
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Sparidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults will very rarely grow above 35 cm in length. High profile with gently sloping forehead. Juveniles are silvery. Adults display darker markings around head and darker spots on flank scales. Pelvic and anal fins are yellowish.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western Indian Ocean, from the south coasts of Oman to the whole Persian Gulf, east to western India. Lives in shallow coastal waters, down to 50 m deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common throughout its range. It is locally harvested by traditional fisheries but in a sustainable way. No declines noted.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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