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Chrysoblephus cristiceps  (Valenciennes, 1830)

Daggerhead seabream
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Chrysoblephus: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, blepo, blepharizo = to watch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 30 - 100 m.   Subtropical; 22°S - 35°S

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Western Indian Ocean: known only from South Africa.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 36.5  range ? - 42 cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3198); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3507); max. published weight: 7.3 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over rocky banks (Ref. 3198). Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, worms, and small fishes. Seldom caught from the shore (Ref. 3198). Sold fresh in markets.

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Also Ref. 28504.

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Bauchot, M.-L. and M.M. Smith, 1984. Sparidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). volume 4. [var. pag.] FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3507)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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