Acanthopagrus schlegelii

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Acanthopagrus schlegelii
Black seabream(side.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Acanthopagrus
A. schlegelii
Binomial name
Acanthopagrus schlegelii
Bleeker, 1854

Mylio macrocephalus Basilewsky, 1855

Acanthopagrus schlegelii, commonly known as the blackhead seabream, Japanese black porgy or sea bream, is a fish often farmed for food in Japan. It is one of the most popular fishes for game fishing in Japan.[1]

The body is ovoid and compressed, and its streamlined body makes it a fast swimmer. The mouth is small, terminal and with many incisor-like canines. It is an aggressive predator. The dorsal fin has 10 to 12 spines and 10 to 15 soft rays, which are used for offence and defence.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Acanthopagrus schlegelii" in FishBase. November 2014 version.