White bream (diplodus sargus sargus)
Complete list   <<  33 /  47   >>
Common name White bream
Scientific name Diplodus sargus sargus
Class Osteichthyes
Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae
Distribution The Mediterranean and the Black Seas.
Habitat sandy and/or rocky substrates and amidst meadows of Posidonia oceanica, from the surface to depths of over 50 metres.
Dimensions Can grow to a length of 45 cm
Characteristicts Silvery grey with 8-9 dark transversal bands on the sides that tend to disappear when the individual becomes particularly big. The nose is darker and there is a black saddle-shaped mark on the base of the tail fin. The fins have dark edges and there is a dark mark at the upper base of the pectoral fins.

The body is relatively high and particularly compressed. The mouth is slightly protractile with large slightly slanted canine-like front teeth. White bream are grey with brownish nuances becoming greenish on the belly. They have a broad black band from the nape to the axil of the pectoral fin and a dark ring around the base of the tail fin.

White bream have two distinct reproduction periods: January to March in the eastern Mediterranean and March to June in the western Mediterranean. The species is gregarious when juvenile but becomes solitary in adulthood. Their diet consists of fish, crustaceans, worms and algae