Dentex angolensis Poll & Maul, 1953
Angolan dentex
Dentex angolensis
photo by FAO

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  37 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 300 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in various types of bottoms on the continental shelf and slope; old fish occurring in the deeper waters. Feeds mainly on crustaceans; also on fish, sometimes on mollusks and worms.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 24 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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