(Dentex dentex)

(Linnaeus, 1758); SPARIDAE FAMILY; also called dentice, denton, or dente) Occurs in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean from the Bay of Biscay to West Africa north off Cape Blanc and Madeira. Occasionally, dentex are found as far north as the British Isles and as far south as Senegal. While inhabiting hard bottoms (rock or rubble) down to 200 m (656 ft), dentex are more commonly found between 15 and 50 m (50 and 165 ft). Adults are generally solitary, the young gregarious. They are active predatory fish that feed on fish, mollusks, and cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish, and squid). In...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle14.25 kg (31 lb 6 oz)Los Cristianos Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain29-Jan-1999Torsten WetzelRecord DetailsHistory Details