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Salema

Scientific name: Sarpa salpa

Their characteristic ten or twelve longitudinal golden stripes distinguish them from the Grey mullet and White seabream that often accompany them. They are one of the few herbivorous species in our waters and they always move in shoals feeding on the algae found on rocky and sandy bottoms near the coast.

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Due to its vegetarian nature it is rarely caught by fishing enthusiasts, since baits of animal origin do not attract this species.

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