Boarfishes

Caproidae

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

No

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from Southern Norway southwards to West Africa. Also present in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

ECOLOGY

Demersal gregarious species found at depths as low as 600 m. Inhabits coralligenous, rocky and sandy grounds. It feeds on crustaceans, worms and molluscs.

FISHERIES

Landings mainly from fisheries using pelagic trawls.

DID YOU KNOW

Most catches are currently used for reduction into fish meal and oil; however, development of a human consumption market is underway.