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Scientific name: Polyamblyodon germanum
Common name: German seabream
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chordata Vertebrata Actinopterygii Actinopterygii Perciformes Percoidei Sparidae Not Defined Polyamblyodon Polyamblyodon germanum


Short Description:

Oval-shape deep bodied fish with a  small head in relation to it body.The overall colour is silvery-grey, paler below forehead and cheeks and fins darker.Easily confused with  Pachymetopon grande (Bronze bream) wich is similar in appearance ,but it has molars and a single row of incisors and scales on the gill covers

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11
Size: 450mm
Diet: Feeds on crustaceans, small mollusks and turnicates

Western Indian Ocean: Port Elizabeth to Maputo

Depth: 80m
Habitat: Found along rocky shores
Similar Species:

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-06-12 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 17 450mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-02 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 11 200mm 10m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
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