Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758)

Bariche, Michel & Fricke, Ronald, 2020, The marine ichthyofauna of Lebanon: an annotated checklist, history, biogeography, and conservation status, Zootaxa 4775 (1), pp. 1-157: 94

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Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758)


Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758)   —Black seabream

Taxonomy. First record from Lebanon as Cantharus griseus, C.V.   by Gruvel (1931: 93); subsequently recorded as Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758)   by George et al. (1964: 18); as Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus)   by Mouneimné (1977: 64); as Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758)   by Mouneimné (2002: 176–177); recently recorded as Spondyliosoma cantharus   by Harmelin-Vivien et al. (2005: 629). Material in collection: AUBM and USNM.

Distribution. Western Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic: Norway south to Namibia, including Madeira, Canary and Cape Verde Islands.

Conservation. IUCN: Global ( LC: 18 August 2009); Med. ( LC: 15 November 2007). Capture and threats: FIT, unknown. Occurrence: Rare. Significant decline in the last two decades. Medium priority for conservation action   .