Argyrosomus regius

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Argyrosomus regius
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Argyrosomus regius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sciaenidae
Genus: Argyrosomus
Species: A. regius
Binomial name
Argyrosomus regius
Asso, 1801
Synonyms
  • Sciaena aquila Cuvier, 1817
  • Perca regia Asso, 1801
  • Argyrosomus regium (Asso, 1801)
  • Sciaena regius (Asso, 1801)
  • Cheilodipterus aquila Lacepède, 1803
  • Sciaena aquila (Lacepède, 1803)
  • Perca vanloo Risso, 1810
  • Argyrosomus procerus De la Pylaie, 1835
  • Sciaena umbra (non Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Johnius hololepidotus (non Lacepède, 1801)

Argyrosomus regius (also known as meagre, shade-fish, salmon-basse or stone basse) is a fish of the Sciaenidae family. It has a similar form to a European seabass, with a pearly-silver coloration and a yellow-coloured mouth. Length can range from 40–50 cm to 2 m long, with weights up to 55 kg.

A. regius is a carnivore found in pelagic coastal areas. Its depth distribution ranges from 15 to 300 m. Distribution include the Atlantic Ocean (from France to Senegal) and the Mediterranean Sea, with some records of its presence in the northern Red Sea[citation needed].

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