Stephanolepis diaspros

Author: Fraser-Brunner,1940

Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner,1940

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner, 1940 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays I + 30-33; anal finrays 30-33. Colour: grey-brown or greenish, with brown spots and lines; adults with pale lines on sides, enclosing dark lozenge-shaped areas; caudal with 2 dark bands. Size: about 25 cm SL.

Distribution: immigrated through Suez Canal into eastern and central Mediterranean, reaching Tunis and southern Italy. Elsewhere, Red Sea ; and Arabian Gulf.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.