Diplodus noct (Valenciennes, 1830)
Red Sea seabream
Diplodus noct
photo by Kochzius, M.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 8 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: apparently endemic to the Red Sea.
Biology:  Found above sandy bottoms, around coral reefs and in shallow coastal waters. Young may form aggregations. Feeds on algae and small invertebrates. Sold fresh and whole in markets.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 December 2009 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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