Acanthopagrus berda
Acanthopagrus berda


Latin name Acanthopagrus berda - (Forsskål, 1775)
Common name Goldsilk seabream
Family Sparidae - Acanthopagrus
Origin East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, The Red Sea, Indonesia
Max length 90.0 cm (35.4")

As aquarium fish

Minimum volume Unknown
Hardiness Unknown
Suitable for aquarium Not suitable for home aquarium
Reef safe Unknown
Aggressiveness Unknown


  • Larger crustaceans (Shrimp, crabs...)
  • Other invertebrates
  • Fish


Aquarium trade Rarely
Distribution Indian Ocean, South Africa, Mozambique, the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, India, Phuket (Andaman Sea, specimen lost), and Malaysia (Penang Island and Langkawi Island, near Singapore). Western Pacific specimens recorded as A. berda refer to Acanthopagr
English common names Black sea-bream, Black porgy, Riverbream, Pikey bream, Picnic seabream
Danish common names Tropisk blankesten
French common names Pagre picnic
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