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Marine species

Grey mullet

Scientific name: Chelon labrosus

Grey mullet lives near the edges of free waters on rocky soils covered with algae, sometimes very close to the surface of the sea. They can measure up to 60 cm and feed on small invertebrates and algae.

Curiosities

They are of considerable fishery importance, and are often artificially reared on marine fish farms.

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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.

Curiosities

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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