WoRMS taxon details

Archosargus probatocephalus (Walbaum, 1792)

159238  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159238)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; absent in the Bahamas and West Indies; also...  
Distribution Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; absent in the Bahamas and West Indies; also absent in Bermuda, Grenada  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Archosargus probatocephalus (Walbaum, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159238 on 2018-02-22
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSparus probatocephalus Walbaum, 1792) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofArchosargus aries (Valenciennes, 1830)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSargus aries Valenciennes, 1830) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofArchosargus oviceps Ginsburg, 1952) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds mainly on mollusks and crustaceans [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; absent in the Bahamas and West Indies; also absent in Bermuda, Grenada  [details]

Habitat Inhabits bays and estuaries. Freely enters brackish waters; sometimes enters freshwaters.  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, fishery, gamefish and aquarium fish [details]
 

LanguageName 
English sheepshead  [details]
Spanish sargo chopa  [details]