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Archosargus probatocephalus


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lexID:
4439 
AphiaID:
159238 
Scientific:
Archosargus probatocephalus 
German:
Sträflings-Meerbrasse 
English:
Convict Fish, Sheepshead, Sheepshead Seabream, Southern Sheeps Head 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Archosargus (Genus) > probatocephalus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Walbaum, ), 1792 
Occurrence:
Columbia, French Guiana, Suriname, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Panama, Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Brasilien, Canada, Curacao, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Nicaragua, Trinidad og Tobago, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
31 cm - 91 cm 
Weight:
9,6 kg 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Flagefoder, Groft frostfoder, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 10000 Liter 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
None 
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:
2018-01-31 09:17:47 

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(Walbaum, 1792)

The sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus, is a marine fish that grows to 30 in (760 mm), but commonly reaches 10 to 20 in. It is deep and compressed in body shape, with 5 to 6 dark bars on the side of the body over a gray background. It has sharp dorsal spines.

Synonyms:
Archosargus aries (Valenciennes, 1830)
Archosargus oviceps Ginsburg, 1952
Sargus aries Valenciennes, 1830
Sparus probatocephalus Walbaum, 1792

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Sparidae (Family) > Archosargus (Genus) > Archosargus probatocephalus (Species)

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