Meagre

Argyrosomus regius

Argyrosomus regius (Meagre)
Distribution
Distribution map: Argyrosomus regius (Meagre)

least concern



Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sseawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
no data found yet
Trophic level:
not investigated by us yet
Growth
Length:
not investigated by us yet
Weight:
not investigated by us yet
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
not investigated by us yet
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S15.0-300.0 m
Speed:
not investigated by us yet
Migration:
Soceanodromous
Type:
not investigated by us yet
Reproduction
Nest building:
Sno
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
not investigated by us yet
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Sdepends
Organisation:
not investigated by us yet
Aggression:
Syes
Handling
Farming frequency:
33,808 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Argyrosomus regius
Li0  ❘  Po1  ❘  Ce3
FishTalk

Agyrosomus regius is a migratory fish species which belongs to the Sciaenidae family. It is distributed in the Eastern Atlantic, from Norway to Gibraltar and Congo, and it is punctually present in some areas within the Mediterranean Sea. In the last decade, A. regius has become an increasingly important fish species to Mediterranean aquaculture. Several biological characteristics such as capability to withstand diverse environmental conditions, fast growth, and a good feed conversion rate when fed dry formulated feeds make A. regius an interesting candidate for aquaculture. Nevertheless, there are biological aspects such as the depth range and migration that would be difficult to respect in usual farming conditions. However, some of the present rearing conditions could be optimised to improve welfare. Stress responses to common farming conditions could be minimised using appropriate light conditions, densities, and diets according to the nutritional requirements of the species. Further research is needed on the development of a humane stunning and slaughter protocol, incidence of malformation, aggression, and substrate needs. 

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