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Gilthead seabream

Scientific name: Sparus aurata

It is very sociable and lives in small groups on sandy bottoms up to 30 meters deep. It mainly feeds on bivalves which it digs up with its powerful tail and grinds with its strong teeth. It also feeds on algae and posidonia. Its size can reach 70 cm and its weight ranges between 5 and 8 kg.

Curiosities

In addition to the row of teeth on its jaw, it also has teeth on the palate.

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