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Diplodus argenteus caudimacula

(Roundspot Porgy)


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Family : Porgies ; Found in shallow coastal waters , especially in clear water over rocky and coral bottoms ; the young may form aggregations. Feeds on algae, mollusks and crabs.

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Roundspot Porgy, Sargo, Silver Porgy, Spottail Pinfish

Common Names in French:

Sar Argenté

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

尾斑銀重牙鯛, 尾斑银重牙鲷

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Sargo, Sargo fino


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Physical Description

Species Diplodus argenteus caudimacula

Males are commonly 22 cm (Total Length) in length when caught/marketed, but may be as large as 30 cm (Total Length).


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Diplodus argenteus (non Valenciennes • Diplodus caudimacula (Poey • Sargus caudimacula Poey

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Diplodus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 29 species and subspecies in this genus:

D. annularis (South American Silver Porgy) · D. argenteus (Silver Porgy) · D. argenteus argenteus (Porgy) · D. argenteus caudimacula (Roundspot Porgy) · D. bellottii (Senegal Seabream) · D. bermudensis (Sargo Preto) · D. capensis (Blacktail) · D. caudimacula (Silver Porgy) · D. cervinus (Zebra Seabream) · D. cervinus cervinus (Zebra Seabream) · D. cervinus hottentotus (Zebra) · D. cervinus omanensis (Oman Porgy) · D. fasciatus (Banded Seabream) · D. holbrooki (Spottail Seabream) · D. holbrookii (Spottail Seabream) · D. hottentotus (Zebra Seabream) · D. kotschyi (One Spot Seabream) · D. noct (Arabian Pinfish) · D. prayensis (Two-Banded Sea-Perch) · D. puntazzo (Cape White Seabream) · D. sargus (White Seabream) · D. sargus ascensionis (White Sea-Bream) · D. sargus cadenati (Moroccan White Seabream) · D. sargus capensis (Blacktail) · D. sargus helenae (Old Wife) · D. sargus kotschyi (One Spot Seabream) · D. sargus lineatus (White Seabream) · D. sargus sargus (Blacktail) · D. vulgaris (Blacktail Bream)

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Last Revised: 2015-02-06