Red seabream or blackspot seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

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 along the North-east Atlantic from the Norwegian Sea and Iceland down to North-west Africa. Also found in the western Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Commonly found on rocky, sandy and muddy bottoms from 150 m down to 700 m. Omnivorous but mostly feeds on crustaceans, molluscs, worms and fish.

FISHERIES

Mostly caught using bottom trawl, handline, longline, trammel net and gill nets.

DID YOU KNOW

This species is a protandric hermaphrodite, which means it is first a male and between ages of 2 and 7 it becomes female.