Sand steenbras or stripped seabream

Lithognathus mormyrus

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 North-east Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay down to North-west Africa, including the off-lying islands. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Species inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms from shallow waters to down to 150 m, as well as seagrass beds. It feeds on small crustaceans, worms and molluscs.

FISHERIES

Landings mainly come from trammel and gill nets fisheries.

DID YOU KNOW

Juveniles are common in shallow waters above 10 m deep whilst adults inhabit deeper waters.