Common Sea Bream (Pagrus Pagrus)

Latin name: Pagrus pagrus
Common name: Common sea bream
Other names: Red porgy, sportsfish, couch's seabream
In other languages: E: Pargo, F: Pagre commun, D: Gemeine Meerbrasse
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Pagrus

Habitat: Preference for rocky areas and wrecks from 20 metres down on the continental shelf.

Reproduction: Breeds April to June.

Behaviour: This coastal fish and hermaphrodite is female in its primal stages.

Size: Common: 20 - 60cm, maximum: 82cm.

Shape: Oval compressed body.

Colour: It has a rose tint to its sides though this colour is not generally seen by divers unless caught in the light of a torch. Due to light refraction in water it has an overall silvery appearance.