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Diplectrum radiale  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Pond perch
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Diplectrum: Greek, di = two + Greek, plektron = sting, spur (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 55 m (Ref. 26912).   Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 36323)

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Western Atlantic: southern Caribbean to Brazil. Record from the Virgin Islands needs verification.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Body dusky green with 2 longitudinal dark stripes; cheeks yellowish olive with diagonal blue stripes; fins dusky; anal and caudal fins with a tinge of yellow (Ref. 13608). Preopercle with a single prominent group of spines at the angle; 3 flat spines on posterior part of opercle. Soft portions of dorsal and anal fin bases without scales. Pectoral fin longer than pelvic fin. Caudal fin with no elongated ray (Ref. 36323).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs commonly in coastal waters and also enter estuarine regions (Ref. 36323). Found over soft bottoms. Flesh is of good quality and is eaten fresh.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez, 1992. Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aquas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. 513 p. Preparado con el financiamento de la Comisión de Comunidades Europeas y de NORAD. (Ref. 5217)

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): 22.7 - 27.9, mean 25.6 (based on 430 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00430 - 0.00884), b=3.17 (3.07 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.68 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.