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Spotted Bass (Dicentrarchus Punctatus) Record

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BASS, SPOTTED / DICENTRACHUS PUNCTATUS
4 8 1.36 3.0 Bay of Gibraltar Gibraltar 100697 L. Borge
8 16 2.11 4.10 La Tremblade     France 140697 E. Noel
AT AT 2.35 5.3 Royan France 050797 B. Philippe
SH SH 2.35 5.3 Royan France 050797 B. Philippe

Spotted Bass are a silvery streamlined fish with a pair of dorsal fins, the first spiny with 8 or 9 spines, and the second with the first ray spiny, followed by 12 or 13 soft rays. Medium-sized pectoral fins and slightly forked caudal fin. 

Spotted bass breed offshore in the spring where they remain feeding off smaller fish, prawns and shrimp.

They are known to inhabit the NE atlantic (from Senegal to Norway), all British Coasts, Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Spotted Bass (Dicentrarchus Punctatus)

 
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