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Seabream (Sparidae)

Gear types: Hooks and lines
Hooks and lines
Hooks and lines
Hooks and lines are gear where the fish is attracted by a natural or artificial bait (lures) placed on a hook fixed to the end of a line or snood, on which they get caught.
Vessel types: Liners

Species EnvironmentChiefly marine; very rare in fresh- and brackish water. Species belonging to this family are distributed in tropical and temperate Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Found over rock, rubble, or sand bottoms (young frequently found on seagrass beds) down to about 250 m depth, often above 150 m over the continental shelf. Carnivores of hard-shelled benthic invertebrates e.g. crustaceans, mollusks. Many species have been found to be hermaphroditic.
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