Red Sea Bream
Common Name(s):Red Sea Bream
Scientific Name:Pagellus bogaraveo
UK Record Weights from rod/line:
Shore:4lb-07oz-00dr Alderney Lighthouse A. Salmon 1979
Boat:9lb-08oz-12dr Megavissey Cornwall B.H.Reynolds 1974
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:
Deep laterally flattened body, with large scales, that are also present upon the head. Single long dorsal fin, who's anterior portion is composed of 12 spines, with the posterior formed of 12 to 13 soft branched rays. The anal fin is approximately half the length of the dorsal fin, and has 3 spines at it's anterior that is then composed of 12 to 13 branched rays.
The top half of the head and body, along with the fins, has a reddish orange colouration. This blends into a rose tinged silver of the sides and belly. The lateral line is distinct, and is accompanied in the adults by a black to blackish red spot, just behind the gill cover. The gill cover has no spines and is untoothed.
The eyes are large and are further back than the low set mouth. The front teeth are small and sharp, with 2 to 3 sets of small rounded blunt teeth towards the rear.
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