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

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  106 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 16 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. Maximum published weight 15 kg (Ref. 5377) and reported 16.42 kg (Miguel Cañizares (pers.comm. 7/2019).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 August 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.07.19
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 18.08.94

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