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Sparus aurata


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lexID:
4542 
AphiaID:
151523 
Scientific:
Sparus aurata 
German:
Goldbrasse 
English:
Gilthead Seabream 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Sparus (Genus) > aurata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Portugal, Madeira, Straße von Gibralta, Capo Verde, Coste Europee, Isole Britanniche, Mar Nero, Mediterraneo, Scandinavia, Spagna 
Size:
35 cm - 70 cm 
Temperature:
17°C - 26°C 
Food:
Cozze e vongloe, grande pesce 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-17 20:47:34 

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Linnaeus, 1758
Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: British Isles, Strait of Gibraltar to Cape Verde and around the Canary Islands. Also in the Mediterranean. Reports from New Zealand refer to Pagrus auratus.
Reported from the Black Sea.

Biology
Found in seagrass beds and sandy bottoms as well as in the surf zone commonly to depths of about 30 m, but adults may occur to 150 m depth. A sedentary fish, either solitary or in small aggregations. In spring, they often occur in brackish water coastal lagoons and estuaries. Mainly carnivorous, accessorily herbivorous.
Feed on shellfish, including mussels and oysters. One of the most important fishes in saline and hypersaline aquaculture. Utilized fresh and eaten steamed, pan-fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked

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