Margins of dorsal, caudal and anal fins black, but the colour may fade with growth.
There are 5.5 rows of scales between lateral line and the base of dorsal fin.
- Recorded singly and in small groups.
- Can change sex from male to female. Most males sex change at 29 cm (Standard Length).
- In Hong Kong, breeding season is between November and March.
- Feeds on molluscs, benthic crustaceans, echinoderms and polychaetes.
Common Name: Black porgy, Blackhead seabream
Family Common Name: Porgies
Scientific Name: Acanthopagrus schlegelii ___(Bleeker, 1854)
Maximum Length: 50 cm (Standard Length)