Sea Breams

Sea Breams

Sea Breams

Family               

The stout and proud sea bream with its relatively massive body is a member of the family of Sparidae.  The Sparidae boast fair-sized scales, similar to the snappers of the Lutjanidae bunch. It operates either solitary or in smaller schools and aggregations of insignificant size. They live a sheltered life, appreciating the taste of echinoderms like sea urchins and other invertebrates.

Family Members

Doublebar Sea Bream

Size up to 50 cm (1,64 ft) . Depth up to 25m (82ft)

The diurnal double-bar or two-bar bream socializes in small groups or goes out venturing singly, seeking shelter in shallow bays, estuaries and coral reef areas. Its two vertical two black bars on the silvery and stout body, equipped with deep yellow tinged fins, makes it easy to distinguish from other sea breams. It enjoys the company of snappers and emperors.  The double-bar bream’s favourite food are invertebrates such as molluscs and crustaceans.

Zebra Sea Bream

Size up to 50 cm (1,64  ft) . Depth up to 40m (131ft)

Inhabiting rocky reefs, its stands out like a zebra with its intriguing black and white design. Its menu comprises fish, crustaceans, molluscs  and worms so it would be fair to say it’s omnivorous to the max. Robust, compressed and slightly tapered; those are its physical features for you. Is active during the day as in diurnal? It definitely is!