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RemarksIn Pakistan, all sparid fishes
are commercially important, including Sparidentex species, and fetch high prices in the lCal fish markets at Karachi.
Characterization of a-amylase activity in five species of Mediterranean sparid fishes
A similar pattern of niche complementarity involving diet and habitat was found in a study of sparid fishes
inhabiting rocky habitats of the Mediterranean coast (Sala & Ballesteros 1997).
Ontogenetic patterns in diet and feeding morphology in sympatric sparid fishes
from seagrass meadows.
In the field these factors generally coincide because the dominant sparid fishes
in our system (including both Diplodus holbrooki and Lagodon rhomboides) feed heavily on both amphipods (Adams 1976b, Nelson 1979b, Stoner 1980a, Darcy 1985a, b) and red and green algae (Hay 1986, Hay et al.
are an important component of both artisanal and industrial fisheries in the Omani waters.
Is the timing of spawning in sparid fishes
a response to sea temperature regimes?
(1999) suggested that spatial differences in growth of juvenile sparid fishes
were a result of water temperature and currents.