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 (spăr′ĭd, spâr′-)
Any of various fishes of the family Sparidae, which includes the porgies and the sea breams.

[From New Latin Sparidae, family name, from Sparus, type genus, from Latin, a kind of fish, from Greek sparos.]

spar′id adj.
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(ˈspærɪd) or


(Animals) any marine percoid fish of the chiefly tropical and subtropical family Sparidae, having a deep compressed body and well-developed teeth: includes the sea breams and porgies
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Sparidae
[C20: from New Latin Sparidae, from Latin sparus a sea bream, from Greek sparos]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparid - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Sparidae, Sparidae - porgies; scups
Archosargus probatocephalus, sheepshead - large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico
Lagodon rhomboides, pinfish, sailor's-choice, squirrelfish - similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
Chrysophrys auratus, snapper - Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
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Characterization and functional properties of digestive proteases in two sparids; gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and common dentex (Dentex dentex).
Such a high density was not particularly attractive for specialized predators such as sparids. which mostly preyed on the autochthonous juveniles.
Length has also been seen as unreliable for estimating the age for other sparids, including red porgy (Pagrus pagrus; Hood and Johnson, 2000), black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri; Sarre and Potter, 2000), pinfish (Lagodon rhomboids; Nelson, 2002), and littlehead porgy (Calamus proridens; Tyler-Jedlund and Torres, 2015).
Feeding habits and diet overlap of juveniles of 2 sparids, Diplodus puntazzo (Walbaum, 1792) and Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817), from the North Aegean Sea of Turkey.
It is also a temporary habitat for several migratory species that seek food in these productive waters, such as mullets (Mugil), sciaenids (Kuhlia), clupeids (Ethmalosa), serranids, belonids, and sparids. In the inner part, the physical and chemical conditions are more extreme and different species of small fish live in the marshes that form there.
The next six most abundant species were a labrid, Halichoeres bivittatus (733 individuals), the gobies Gnatholepsis thompsoni (666 individuals) and Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (350 individuals), a pomacentrid, Stegastes partitus (327 individuals), a group of unidentified sparids (294 individuals), and the pomacentrid Stegastes diencaeus (214 individuals).
For example, densities of reef fishes and larger sparids (Diplodus sargus, Diplodus bellottii, and Diplodus vulgaris) have been reported to be significantly higher at older habitats (Lindberg et al., 2006; Santos et al., 2011).