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Dentex congoensis  Poll, 1954

Congo dentex
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Dentex: Latin, dens, dentis = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Poll.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 130 - 400 m (Ref. 2683), usually 150 - 200 m (Ref. 2683).   Deep-water; 15°N - 13°S

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Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits various types of bottoms on the continental shelf and upper slope, down to at least 200 m, older individuals occurring at greater depths. Feeds mainly on fish, and to a lesser extent, on tunicates and mollusks (Ref. 3688). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Bauchot, M.-L., J.-C. Hureau and J.C. Miguel, 1981. Sparidae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic. (Fishing Areas 34, 47 (in part)). volume 4. [var. pag.] FAO, Rome. (Ref. 2715)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.5 - 15.4, mean 14.3 (based on 9 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.01155 - 0.01650), b=3.03 (3.00 - 3.06), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.16-0.35; tmax=7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.