Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817)

Bariche, Michel & Fricke, Ronald, 2020, The marine ichthyofauna of Lebanon: an annotated checklist, history, biogeography, and conservation status, Zootaxa 4775 (1), pp. 1-157: 91

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Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817)


Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817)  —Common two-banded seabream

Taxonomy. First record from Lebanon as Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1809)  by George et al. (1964: 18); subsequently recorded as Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy St Hil.)  by Mouneimné (1977: 63); as Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1817)  by Mouneimné (2002: 172–173); recently recorded as Diplodus vulgaris  by Harmelin-Vivien et al. (2005: 629). Material in collection: ANSP, AUBM, BMNH and USNM.

Distribution. Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay south to South Africa, including Madeira, Canary and Cape Verde Islands.

Conservation. IUCN: Global ( LC: 18 August 2009); Med. ( LC: 13 November 2007). Capture and threats: FIT, Unknown. Occurrence: Very common. Low priority for conservation action  .

Remarks. It is unclear whether this species exists in Lebanon.