Musselcracker Seabream, Musselcracker Seabream, White Musselcracker
Sparodon durbanensis, Storms River Mouth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Silver-grey body, sometimes with faint broad bars. Large lips hiding large rounded teeth, large individuals developing a hump on head between eyes.
Max Size: 120 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.8-22.3°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (50% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.