The Gilthead Bream

The Gilthead bream (Sparus aurata) is a popular coastal fish found abundantly along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and East Atlantic Ocean. One of the most popular and recognizable breams, the gilthead is characterized by a "golden" marking in the region between its eyes and gill area. It feeds on mostly on shellfish but also on small crustaceans and small fish. It is a very popular fish in the aquaculture business and amongst sea anglers, much prized for its strength and taste.

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