Centracanthus cirrus Rafinesque, 1810
Curled picarel
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  34 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 1 - 464 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal, Morocco (off south coast), Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and the Mediterranean. Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783).
Biology:  Neritic. Found over rocks or gravelly bottoms (Ref. 7349). To depth of 200 m (Ref. 7349) and from 327-464 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Breeding stock approach the coast in summer (Ref. 6518). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 6518).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 August 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 22.10.90
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 23.09.20
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 21.08.94

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