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Author: (Bowdich, 1825)

Pomadasys incisus (Bowdich, 1825)

Diagnosis: head large, 2.9-3.3 in standard length, about the same as depth of body. Mouth small, slightly oblique. Snout shorter than orbit. Two pores on the tip of chin and a short, shallow groove behind. Gillrakers 12-13 on lower arm. Dorsal fin deeply notched, with 12 spines and 16 rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 11-13 rays, third anal spine longer than second or about equal to second when pressed together. Scales fairly large, 47-53 in lateral line, 7-8 (1) 13 in transversal line. Colour: back brown, belly silvery; dark blotch on the upper corner of opercle. Size: to 35 cm SL. usually 20 30 cm.

Habitat: sandy and rocky bottoms, from shallow waters to 50 m. Food: bottom and near-bottom invertebrates. Reproduction: summer months.

Distribution: eastern Atlantic coast from Madeira and Morocco and southern and eastern Mediterranean, also recorded from Sète (France). Elsewhere, from Cape Blanc and the Canaries to Angola.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Dieuzeide et al., 1955: 15.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Bastard grunt (Pomadasys incisus)