Old wife

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval and compressed body. Relatively small head, with concave profile. Medium mouth with 4-6 rows of pointed, small teeth with each jaw. Large eyes. Bluish gray or brownish on dorsum, Silver flanks. It measures up to 51 cm. It weighs up to 3 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Streifenbrassen
France: 
Griset
Italy: 
Tanuta
Portugal: 
Choupa
UK: 
Old wife
Japan: 
Kurodai
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
Pots traps
FAO code: 
BRB
Scientific name: 
Spondyliosoma cantharus
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
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
7057
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC