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Red porgy

Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oblong body, high and laterally compressed. Small eyes. Small mouth. Inside the two jaws are 4-6 strong teeth to grasp, and behind pointed teeth. Silver gray color and fins with a pink shine. It measures up to 75 cm and weighs up to 10 kg.

FAO code
Pagrus pagrus
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western 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 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Gemeiner Sackbrassen
France Pagre commun
Italy Pagro mediterraneo
Portugal Pargo legítimo
United Kingdom Red porgy
Japan Yôroppa-mada
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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