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Oblada melanura (Saddled seabream; Saddled bream; Saddle bream)

Synonyms: Oblado melanura; Oblata melanura; Sparus melanurus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The saddled seabream (Oblada melanura), also called the saddle bream or oblade, is a species of fish of the family Sparidae. It is monotypic in the genus Oblada.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceano-estuarine

Prey / Diet

Acartia clausi[2]
Atherina hepsetus (sand smelt)[2]
Centropages typicus[2]
Clausocalanus furcatus[2]
Clausocalanus pergens[2]
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)[2]
Oblada melanura (Saddled seabream)[3]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aphia minuta (Transparent goby)1
Argyropelecus sladeni (Hatchet fish)1
Cepola macrophthalma (Red bandfish)1
Cetorhinus maximus (Sun-fish)2
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)1
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)1
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)1
Fistularia commersonii (Bluespotted cornetfish)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)1
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)1
Rhinobatos rhinobatos (Mediterranean longnose)1
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)2
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)1
Saurida undosquamis (Brushtooth lizardfish)1
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Synodus saurus (Atlantic lizardfish)1
Trachurus mediterraneus (Mediterranean scad)2
Vinciguerria nimbaria (World-wide bristle-mouth fish)2
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)1

Predators

Oblada melanura (Saddled seabream)[3]
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)[3]

Providers

Parasite of 
Cathucotyle acanthura[3]
Lamellodiscus elegans[3]
Lamellodiscus gracilis[3]
Lepocreadium album[3]
Macvicaria dubia[3]
Macvicaria obovata[3]
Monorchis monorchis[3]
Peracreadium idoneum[3]
Polylabris diplodi[3]
Proctoeces maculatus[3]
Steringotrema pagelli[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Allocreadium dubium <Unverified Name>[4]
Ascaris sparoidum <Unverified Name>[4]
Cathucotyle acanthura[4]
Hysterothylacium rhacodes <Unverified Name>[4]
Lamellodiscus elegans[4]
Lamellodiscus gracilis[4]
Lepocreadium album[4]
Macvicaria dubia[4]
Macvicaria obovata[4]
Monorchis monorchis[4]
Plagioporus idoneus <Unverified Name>[4]
Polylabris diplodi[4]
Polylabris tubicirrus[4]
Proctoeces maculatus[4]
Steringotrema pagelli[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Rotterdam Zoo
Terra Natura S.A.

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Southeast; Benguela Current; Benin; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Cameroon; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Croatia; Cyprus; Côte d'Ivoire; Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay, the Mediterranean, and from the Strait of Gibraltar to Angola. Also known from Madeira, Cape Verde and the Canary Islands.; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; France; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Greece; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Iberian Coastal; Israel; Italy; Lebanon; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Nigeria; Portugal; Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey; Western Sahara;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2FEEDING HABITS OF THE SADDLED BREAM, OBLADA MELANURA (SPARIDAE), IN THE ADRIATIC SEA, Armin PALLAORO, Mate ŠANTIĆ & Ivan JARDAS, Cybium 2003, 27(4): 261-268. 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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