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Blue-spotted sea bream

Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Deep body and laterally compressed, with a very arched dorsal profile. Small eyes, and moderately slit mouth. In the anterior part of mouth there are 4 large canine-shaped teeth, followed by 2 more rows of teeth. The color of dorsum is pink and belly is whitish.

FAO code
Pagrus caeruleostictus
Blue fish
FAO 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
Fishing seasons
apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Blaugefleckte Meerbrassen
France Pagre à points bleus
Italy Pagro azzurro
Portugal Pargo ruço
United Kingdom Blue-spotted sea bream
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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