Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Diplodus: Greek, diploos = twice + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Sauvage.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic, usually 5 - 15 m (Ref. 5288). Tropical
Southeast Atlantic: endemic to Saint Helena.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3688); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3688)
Inhabits rocky bottoms of the continental shelf. Forms small schools. Is a minor constituent of the local fishery and is considered a fair table fish locally (Ref. 5288).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., D. Golani and B. Appelbaum-Golani, 2016. Diplodus levantinus (Teleostei: Sparidae), a new species of sea bream from the southeastern Mediterranean Sea of Israel, with a checklist and a key to the species of the Diplodus sargus species group. Scientia Marina 80(3):1-16. (Ref. 110175)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02138 (0.00993 - 0.04605), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 121 [66, 255] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.722 [0.358, 1.318] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [17.3, 19.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.195 [0.092, 0.419] g/100g ; Selenium = 43 [21, 95] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 24.6 [6.9, 79.9] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.17 [0.68, 1.86] mg/100g (wet weight);