Dentex gibbosus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Pink dentex
Dentex gibbosus
photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  106 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 15 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 220 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Angola (Ref. 4781); also in the Mediterranean and around the Canary and São Tomé-Principe islands.
Biology:  Occur on the shelf on rocky and rubble bottoms, as well as on sand around rocks. The young are close to shore while the adults occur offshore in the vicinity of the continental slope. Feed mainly on crustaceans, fish and cephalopods (Ref. 4781). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27000.
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 18.08.94

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