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Morocco dentex

Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval and compressed body. Head profile rather regular, steeper in front of eye. Mouth low, very slightly oblique. Several rows of canine-like teeth. The uppers visible when mouth is closed. Colour light red with silvery reflections. Head darker and fins pinkish. Distal part of dorsal and anal fins more intensely reddish. A very small dark spot above pectoral fin insertions. Males display a more intense coloration during the spawning season.

FAO code
Dentex maroccanus
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
apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Marokko-Zahnbrasse
France Denté du Maroc
Italy Dentice marocchino
Portugal Cachucho-dentão
United Kingdom Morocco dentex
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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