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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.


(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]
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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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.
Hybridization has been successfully obtained in many species such as carp, catfish, salmonids, sparids, sunfish, oyster, and crayfish, among others, as a means of improving production traits like growth, survival, thermal tolerance, and disease resistance, as well as of manipulating sex ratios and producing sterile individual (Bartley et al.
laticeps), both sparids, were found in areas open than in areas closed to fishing--a finding attributed to selective removal of larger size classes (Buxton, 1993).
In the western Atlantic (Florida, Louisiana, and Texas), Saloman and Naughton (1984) reported that small jacks fed primarily on clupeids and larger fish fed usually on clupeids, carangids, and sparids, but penaenoid shrimps, crabs, and other invertebrates were also consumed.
ignobilis, whereas apogonids, percichthyids, sciaenids, and sparids have similar [U.
Gametogenesis was similar to that described for other late gonochoristic sparids e.
Red sea bream (Pagrus major) (Table 1) eggs can easily be distinguished from those of other sparids also found in Japan, such as Acanthopagrus latus, by differences in egg size and spawning seasons, and from those of Evynnis japonica by differences in spawning seasons (Ikeda and Mito, 1988; Kinoshita, 1988; Hayashi, 2000).
Some commercially important fish species were also found in the stomachs of tope shark; sparids (%IRI=4.
The diminutive size of the sparid jaw elements not identified beyond a family level complement the evidence provided by the estimated size range for snapper and bream: the Mt Trefle fish assemblage is dominated by a high frequency of small juvenile fish of the family Sparidae.