PORGIES
SPARIDAE
Sea Bream
Archosargus rhomboidalis
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size Diet Behaviour Sex 
S, M, Man 33 Mil, Cru, Veg Sh F
 
 
Description:
Body oval and laterally compressed. Light bluish on back and silvery white below: a prominent
black blotch on upper side above pectoral fin and 7 golden stripes on side. Most fins with an orange tint. In males, the pelvic fin is partially or totally dark, whilst in females it is orange.

Ecology
This is a shallow water species (1 to 50m) most commonly found over mud bottoms in mangrove swamps and on vegetated sand bottoms, sometimes in brackish water. It is also found occasionally in coral reef areas near mangroves. Juveniles usually found in mangroves and seagrasses. It feeds on bottom-dwelling invertebrates (small bivalves, crustaceans), as well as on plant material.

Life Cycle:
Most spawning areas are above sea grass beds. Adult females are believed  to be multiple spawners during one spawning season (Spring/ Summer).  First maturation occurs at 8 cm. Reported maximum age of 2 years.
Sea Bream
Synonyms:
Western Atlantic Sea Bream
Sea Bream
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