Pandora

Pagellus erythrinus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Found in the North-east Atlantic from the North Sea and west of the British Isles to West Africa, including off-lying islands. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic species present in rocky, gravel, sandy and muddy bottoms from inshore waters of 20 m down to depths of 300 m. It mainly feeds on invertebrates and fish.

FISHERIES

Caught mainly with bottom trawls, beach seines, trammel nets and gill nets.

DID YOU KNOW

This species is a protogynic hermaphrodite - it begins life female and then becomes a male.