Acanthopagrus bifasciatus

(Forsskal, 1775)

Vernacular names
English : Twobar seabream
French : Pagre à deux bandes

Classification
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Sparidae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Identification
Adults can reach about 40 cm in length. Large head with big eyes and thick elongated lips. Silvery coloration with rows of black dots on each flank scales. Two broad bars near face, yellow snout. Bright yellow fins without black edges.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western Indian Ocean, from Djibouti and Red Sea to Persian gulf and east to India and Sri Lanka. Lives in shallow coastal waters, estuaries, bays and reefs, down to 30 m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common throughout its range and targeted by local fisheries but on what seems to be sustainable levels. Occurs in protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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