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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Gefleckter Seebarsch
France: 
Bar tacheté
Italy: 
Spigola puntata
Portugal: 
Robalo-baila
UK: 
Spotted sea bass
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Gillnets
FAO code: 
SPU
Scientific name: 
Dicentrarchus punctatus
Type: 
White fish
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
Global production (Tons): 
1456,35