Two-banded bream (diplodus vulgaris)
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Common name Two-banded bream
Scientific name Diplodus vulgaris
Class Osteichthyes
Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae
Distribution The Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic Ocean in various locations.
Habitat sandy and/or rocky substrates and amidst meadows of Posidonia oceanica, from the surface to depths of over 50 metres.
Dimensions Grows to a length of up to 45 cm.
Characteristicts Grey with brown and green nuances; a dark band between the head and the body; dark ring at the base of the caudal fin.

Banded sea breams have broad flattened bodies and slightly protractile mouths with large slightly slanted canine-like front teeth. They are grey with shades that go from brown to green and become lighter on the abdomen. This species has a broad black band from the nape to the axel of the pectoral fin and another black band on the base of the tail fin.

Hermaphrodite, without a regular succession of sexual phases. A gregarious species when juvenile, becoming solitary in adulthood. Two-banded seabream feed on fish, crustaceans, worms and algae.