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Gilt Head Seabream

Sparus aurata Linnaeus 1758

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Sparus aurata (Gilt Head Seabream) is a species of bony fishes in the family porgies. It is native to Galician Shelf, United Kingdom, Mediterranean Region, Senegal, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, River Tagus, Romania, Western Sahara, North Atlantic, Italy, France, Israel, Iberian Coastal, Monaco, Atlantic Ocean, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Denmark, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Malta, Ireland, Syria, Russia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Turkey, Gibraltar, and Portugal. It is a planktotroph. Individuals can grow to 17.2 kg. Gilt Head Seabream has sexual reproduction; it is a protandrous hermaphrodite. Reproduction is iteroparous and oviparous.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Gilt-head Seabream. View this species on GBIF