Species catalogue


Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Solid body with a big head. Somewhat prominent lower jaw with 3 rows of depressible teeth. Rounded preopercle, finely serrate. Dorsal fin strongly spiny. Color: dark brown or reddish with irregular spots. Yellow flanks and belly. It can weigh up to 50 kg.

FAO code
Epinephelus marginatus
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
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Zackenbarsch
France Mérou noir
Italy Cernia
Portugal Garoupa-do-brasil
United Kingdom Grouper
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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