Species catalogue


Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform, elongated and somewhat compressed body, of almost circular section. Short snout, with slightly superior mouth, provided with a single row of teeth in each jaw. Fine fins, except caudal fin. Color: silver, somewhat greeninsh or bluish on the back. It measures up to 38 cm.

FAO code
Boops boops
Blue 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 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Ochsenauge
France Bogue
Italy Vopa
Portugal Boga do mar
United Kingdom Ox-eye
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Purse seines

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