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Chrysoblephus puniceus

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lexID:
12137 
Scientific:
Chrysoblephus puniceus 
German:
Meerbrasse 
English:
Slinger seabream 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Chrysoblephus (Genus) > puniceus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gilchrist & Thompson, ), 1908 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Madagascar, Syd Afrika, Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Sea depth:
10 - 100 Meter 
Size:
55 cm - 85 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 26°C 
Food:
Predatory, Groft frostfoder, Muslinger, Snegle, store fisk, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Ikke egnet til akvarier! 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-07 17:35:11 

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Slinger seabream

Chrysoblephus puniceus ('golden-eyed purple'), also known as the slinger seabream, is a species of sea bream from southern African waters, ranging from Zavora, Mozambique to Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape, from the shallows to a depth of 130m

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

Synonymised names
Chrysophrys puniceus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
Chrysophrys puniceus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

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