Sharpsnout seabream

Diplodus puntazzo

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 Western Iberian Peninsula and southwards to West Africa, including off-lying islands and the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic gregarious species that inhabits sandy and rocky bottoms, most commonly between 5 to 20 m deep. Feeds on worms, molluscs, shrimps and seaweeds.

FISHERIES

Most of the landings are by trammel nets, gill nets and hand lines.

DID YOU KNOW

Adults are often present in the surf whilst younger individuals prefer brackish waters or littoral pools.