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Order Perciformes
Family Epigonidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and fusiform body, covered with large scales. Fish of rare appearance by its very big and reflecting eyes, that arrive at the dorsal profile of the head. Snout blunt, eye large. Mouth large, lower jaw equaling or slightly protruding beyond upper jaw. Two dorsal fins, the first with 1 spinous radius and 7 or 8 soft; The second with 1 hard and 9 or 10 soft. Black purplish color. Up to 70 cm in length.

FAO code
Epigonus telescopus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western 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
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Teleskop-Kardinalfisch
France Poisson cardinal
Italy Re di triglie nero
Portugal Olhudo
United Kingdom Bulls-eye
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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