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Dog’s tooth bream

Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Deep body, laterally compressed. Big and strong head. Long nose, with a slit mouth with 4-6 large, curved teeth canine-shaped in the front, and other smaller ones located behind. Silver back with bluish tones. It weighs up to 12 kg.

FAO code
Dentex dentex
White 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
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Zahnbrassen
France Denté commun
Italy Dentice mediterraneo
Portugal Dentão
United Kingdom Dog’s tooth bream
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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