Species catalogue

Meagre

Order Perciformes
Family Sciaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Thin, elongated body, with rounded snout. Wide mouth. Some prominent lower jaw, small and pointy teeth. 2 dorsal fins separated by incision. Silver gray or brown back, whitish belly. It can weigh up to 65 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
MGR
Specie
Argyrosomus regius
Type
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
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Adlerfisch
China 大西洋白姑鱼
France Maigre
Italy Ombrina bocca d’oro
Portugal Corvina-legítima
United Kingdom Meagre
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Gillnets
Hooks
Trawls

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