White seabream

Diplodus sargus

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 Bay of Biscay to West Africa, including off-lying islands. Also present in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

ECOLOGY

Demersal species present on rocky and sandy bottoms in depths of 0-50 m. Feeds predominately on seaweeds, benthic invertebrates, crustaceans and molluscs.

FISHERIES

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

DID YOU KNOW

Estuaries are commonly used as nursery areas and young individuals can also found in seagrass beds.