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Bream, Gilthead (Sparus Aurata) Record

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BREAM, GILTHEAD / SPARUS AURATA
2 4 4.2 9.4 La Teste France 050802 P. Sebile
4 8 5.14 11.5 Corse France 290491 A. Gallet
6 12 7.36 16.4 Brest France 131000 J. Serra
8 16 7.20 15.14 Corse France 220588 P. Bagur
AT AT 7.36 16.4 Corse France 131000 J. Serra
AT AT 7.36 16.4 Corse France 131000 J. Serra

Gilthead Bream (Sparus Aurata)

is a shallow water species of bream living over sand or mud, and can tolerate brackish conditions in river estuaries, but migrates to deeper water to spawn in winter. Rare in northern European waters. Feeds predominantly on molluscs and crustaceans.

Colouration – Back dark grey-blue, sides and belly silver, with edge of gillcover scarlet. Bright golden stripe runs across forehead between eyes.

Gilthead Bream Sparus Aurata

 
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