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Dentex dentex Common dentex


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lexID:
4540 
AphiaID:
273962 
Scientific:
Dentex dentex 
German:
Zahnbrasse 
English:
Common Dentex 
Category:
Seabreams 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Dentex (Genus) > dentex (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, European Coasts, Madeira, Northern Africa, Portugal, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
19.69" - 78.74" (50cm - 200cm) 
Temperature:
62.6 °F - 75.2 °F (17°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Frozen Food (large sort), Living Food, Sepia, Snails, Worms 
Tank:
21997.84 gal (~ 100000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Dentex abei
  • Dentex angolensis
  • Dentex barnardi
  • Dentex canariensis
  • Dentex congoensis
  • Dentex fourmanoiri
  • Dentex hypselosomus
  • Dentex macrophthalmus
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-16 22:07:11 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Cape Blanc, Mauritania; (exceptionally further south) Senegal and around the Canary Islands and Madeira. Common south of 40°N (Spain, North Africa) in the Mediterranean.

Biology
Inhabit hard bottoms (rock or rubble) down to 200 m depth. Usually found in shallow water less than 50 m deep.
Adults solitary; young gregarious.
Young fish caught with traps.
Feed on fish, mollusks and cephalopods.

Important food fish. Marketed fresh or frozen.
Some attempts to culture this species have been successful. Due to low market supply, the potential for selling these fish from aquaculture operations seems to be good.
A spear-fisherman cites a specimen caught in Greece (Corfu) with an overnight bottom-line about 1.60 m and 42 kg, but the identification cannot be verified.

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