Morocco dentex

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval and compressed body. Head profile rather regular, steeper in front of eye. Mouth low, very slightly oblique. Several rows of canine-like teeth. The uppers visible when mouth is closed. Colour light red with silvery reflections. Head darker and fins pinkish. Distal part of dorsal and anal fins more intensely reddish. A very small dark spot above pectoral fin insertions. Males display a more intense coloration during the spawning season.

International Designations

Germany: 
Marokko-Zahnbrasse
France: 
Denté du Maroc
Italy: 
Dentice marocchino
Portugal: 
Cachucho-dentão
UK: 
Morocco dentex
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
DEM
Scientific name: 
Dentex maroccanus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV