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Scientific name: Pachymetopon grande
Common name: Bronze bream
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chordata Vertebrata Actinopterygii Neopterygii Perciformes Percoidei Sparidae Not Defined Pachymetopon Pachymetopon grande



Short Description:

Plump oval-shaped and silvet to brownish body with a small head and a bump over each eye.No scales on the gill covers 

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11
Size: 650cm
Behaviour: Spawing occurs in late summer and autum.This fish is said to only grow 1cm per year
Diet: Feeds on ascideans, crustaceans, and algae

Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique and Madagascar to Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

Depth:  40m
Habitat: Found near rocks in coastal waters 
  •  FishBase
  • A guide to the common sea fishes of Southern Africa
    Rudi van der Elst
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-06-14 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 16 200mm 20m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Neal Bruton-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-05 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 16 250mm 18m Sony DSC-W170 photo
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