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Annular Seabream / Špar

Diplodus annularis L.


Mature exemplars reach the dimensions between 8 - 19.6 cm long and live till (the maximum reported) age of 7 years.


Environment: marine, brackish, benthopelagic, depth range 0 - 90 m It lives from Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Canary islands, along the coast of Portugal northward to the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Inhabit chiefly Zostera seagrass beds but also found on Posidonia beds and sandy bottoms, rarely on rocky bottoms.


Carnivorous, feed on worms, crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms and hydrozoans. The sexes are separated, although these fish are potential hermaphrodites; certain individuals are protandric. More about it:

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Pula, Croatia

Spotted on Aug 21, 2010
Submitted on Feb 21, 2012

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