The black seabream is a beautiful silvery-grey fish tinged with blue, green and pink. It has broken longitudinal gold lines along its sides and its caudal fin has a black border. It has quite a high, flat body and a slight depression on its head above its eyes. This becomes a bump on the heads of old individuals, which can measure up to 60cm. The black seabream lives in schools. It is omnivorous and can feed on seaweed or small invertebrates, especially crustaceans. Rare in the Black Sea, it is found in the Mediterranean and from Scandinavia to Angola in the Atlantic. It lives on all types of sea bottoms at up to 200m deep.
Scientific name: Spondyliosoma cantharus
Spanish: Pargo chopra
Italian: Cantarella, Tanuta
German: Streifenbrasse Angenfleck