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Spotted sea bass

Order Perciformes
Family Moronidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, hydrodynamic and robust. Well developed mouth and eyes. The spines of the operculum are very marked. The scales are large. The dorsum is bluer, and the black spots remain. It weighs up to 7 kg and measures up to 60 cm.

FAO code
Dicentrarchus punctatus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
  • 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
International denominations
Germany Gefleckter Seebarsch
France Bar tacheté
Italy Spigola puntata
Portugal Robalo-baila
United Kingdom Spotted sea bass
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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