Diplodus is a genus of fish in the family Sparidae,[1] found in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

Diplodus cervinus (Lowe, 1838) 1.jpg
Diplodus cervinus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Diplodus
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Sparus annularis
Linnaeus, 1758


There are currently 23 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Diplodus Rafinesque, 1810. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Fricke, R., Golani, D. & Appelbaum-Golani, B. (2016): Diplodus levantinus (Teleostei: Sparidae), a new species of sea bream from the southeastern Mediterranean Sea of Israel, with a checklist and a key to the species of the Diplodus sargus species group. Scientia Marina, 80 (3): 305-320.