Zebra Seabream Diplodus cervinus

Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
The Zebra Seabream is native to the eastern Atlantic from France to South Africa and including the Mediterranean.
Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
It has seven dark bars on its silver body: 3 large ones on the body, 3 on the tail end (a tail spot bordered by a smaller line each side, the last one on the tail itself and not always visible) and one through the eye. The pelvic fins are reddish brown. Above right compares the snouts of the Sharpsnouted Seabream and the Zebra.
Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
The bars on some fish can be quite pale. It grows typically to some 35cm but can reach over 50cm.
Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
Zebra Seabream
They are first male and later become female. They eat seaweed/algae and small worms/invertebrates.