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Black Sea-bream Spondyliosoma cantharus Length to 55cm<br />
Deep-bodied fish with a steep profile to the head. Ventures into inshore waters in summer months. Adult is bluish-grey overall, darker above than below and tinged reddish on head and underparts. Dorsal fin has spiny rays; pectoral fins are relatively long. Widespread and fairly common in S and W; commonest from Dorset to Sussex.
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Black Sea-bream Spondyliosoma cantharus Length to 55cm
Deep-bodied fish with a steep profile to the head. Ventures into inshore waters in summer months. Adult is bluish-grey overall, darker above than below and tinged reddish on head and underparts. Dorsal fin has spiny rays; pectoral fins are relatively long. Widespread and fairly common in S and W; commonest from Dorset to Sussex.

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Date: 19 Dec 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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