Ox-eye

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform, elongated and somewhat compressed body, of almost circular section. Short snout, with slightly superior mouth, provided with a single row of teeth in each jaw. Fine fins, except caudal fin. Color: silver, somewhat greeninsh or bluish on the back. It measures up to 38 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Ochsenauge
France: 
Bogue
Italy: 
Vopa
Portugal: 
Boga do mar
UK: 
Ox-eye
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Purse seines
FAO code: 
BOG
Scientific name: 
Boops boops
Type: 
Blue 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): 
36854
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV