font settings and languages

Font Size: Large | Normal | Small
Font Face: Verdana | Geneva | Georgia
Languages:

Dentex dentex

(Common dentex)

Overview

[ Back to top ]

Common Names

[ Back to top ]

Click on the language to view common names.

Common Names in Adangme:

Tewe

Common Names in Albanian:

Dentali

Common Names in Arabic:

Dendichi, Homrayah, Kawara Baladi, Kawwara Baladi, Samaket Rayyis, Tantun, ﺔﻳﺍﺮﻤﺣ, ﻥﻮﺘﻨﺗ, ﻲﺷﺪﻧﺩ

Common Names in Catalan:

Déntol

Common Names in Croatian:

Dental, Skojaric, Zubac, Zubatac, Zubatak

Common Names in Danish:

Tandbrasen

Common Names in Dinka:

Alerio, Cin

Common Names in Dinka, Northeastern:

Alerio, Cin

Common Names in El Molo:

Nyele

Common Names in English:

Characin, Common dentex, Dentex, Nile Robber, Porgy, Silversides

Common Names in Ewe:

Asenti, Asentiwe, Asotiklapa

Common Names in Finnish:

Hammasalesti

Common Names in French:

Dent, Denté commun, Denti

Common Names in Gã:

Tewe

Common Names in German:

Dorade, Meerbrasse, Zahnbrasse

Common Names in Greek:

Synagrida, Συναγρίδα, Συναγρίδι

Common Names in Greek, Modern (1453):

Συναγρίδα

Common Names in Hausa:

Mazari, Shemani

Common Names in Ijo:

Oza

Common Names in Italian:

Dental, Dentale, Dentat, Dentate, Dentato, Dentatu, Dentesu, Dentexo, Dentice, Dentici, Denticuotto, Dentighe, Dentixi, Dentul, Dentulotto, Dintale, Dintatu, Dottu, Rentice, Tentatu

Common Names in Kanuri:

Kaya

Common Names in Kim:

Vaï, Van, Vore

Common Names in Maltese:

Denci, Denci komuni, Dentici, Spnotta komuni

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

細點牙鯛, 细点牙鲷

Common Names in Mòoré:

Mimbre

Common Names in Nuer:

Cien

Common Names in Nupe:

Egbagi

Common Names in Other:

Delete, Girfiga, Juse, Lelete

Common Names in Polish:

Kielec wlasciwy

Common Names in Rumanian:

Dintos

Common Names in Russian:

зубан обыкновенный

Common Names in Shilluk:

Kodo

Common Names in Spanish:

Dentón

Common Names in Swedish:

Tandbraxen

Common Names in Turkana:

Dorobela

Common Names in Turkish:

Sinagrit balığı, Sinarit, Sinarit balığı

Common Names in Wolof:

Sèlinthe

Common Names in Yoruba:

Arefe

Common Names in Zande:

Basongirino

Description

[ Back to top ]

Physical Description

Size/Age/Growth

Males are commonly 50 cm (Total Length) in length when caught/marketed, but may be as large as 100 cm (Total Length).

Habitat

Inhabits hard bottoms (rock or rubble ) down to 200 m depth. Usually found in shallow water less than 50 m deep[1].

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,403 meters (0 to -17,726 feet).[2]

Biome: Marine .

Biology

[ Back to top ]

Diet

Feeds on fish, mollusks and cephalopods .

Behavior

Adults solitary; young gregarious [3].

Taxonomy

[ Back to top ]

Synonyms

Alestes dentex (Linnaeus • Alestes dentex (Linnaeus 1757) • Dentex (Dentex) dentex (Linnaeus 1758) • Dentex dentexDentex vulgaris Valenciennes • Sparus dentexSparus dentex Linnaeus • Sparus dentex Linnaeus, 1758

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 28-Jan-1999

Similar Species

[ Back to top ]

Members of the genus Dentex

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 33 species and subspecies in this genus:

D. abei (Yellowfin Sea Bream) · D. angolensis (Angolan Dentex) · D. argyrozona (Carpenter Seabream) · D. balinensis (Balinese Threadfin Bream) · D. barnardi (Barnard's Dentex) · D. bipunctatus (Bleeker's Threadfin Bream) · D. canariensis (Canary Dentex) · D. celebicus (Five-Lined Threadfin Bream) · D. coeruleopunctatus (Blueskin Seabream) · D. congoensis (Congo Dentex) · D. dentex (Common Dentex) · D. furcosus (Fork-Tailed Threadfin Bream) · D. gibbosus (Pink Dentex) · D. gracilis (Graceful Threadfin Bream) · D. griseus (Naked-Headed Large Eyed Bream) · D. hexodon (Yellow-Banded Butterfly-Bream) · D. isacanthus (Twin-Lined Threadfin-Bream) · D. macrophthalmus (Large-Eyed Dentex) · D. marginatus (Red Filament Threadfin Bream) · D. maroccanus (Morocco Dentex) · D. mesoprion (Redfilament Threadfin-Bream) · D. microdon (Blue-Spotted Large-Eye Bream) · D. nematophorus (Double Whip Threadfin Bream) · D. nematopus (Yellow-Tipped Threadfin-Bream) · D. nemurus (Redspine Threadfin Bream) · D. peronii (Notchedfin Threadfin Bream) · D. praeorbitalis (Scotsman Seabream) · D. rupestris (Yellow Steenbras) · D. spariformis (Saffronfin Sea Bream) · D. tambuloides (Fivelined Threadfin Bream) · D. tumifrons (Yellowback Fusilier) · D. undulosus (Seventy-Four Seabream) · D. zysron (Yellow-Cheeked Threadfin Bream)

More Info

[ Back to top ]

Further Reading

[ Back to top ]

Notes

[ Back to top ]

Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 09, 2007:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Frimodt, C. (1995). Multilingual illustrated guide to the world's commercial warmwater fish. Fishing News Books, Osney Mead, Oxford, England. 215 p. [back]
  2. Mean = -84.620 meters (-277.625 feet), Standard Deviation = 259.570 based on 2,873 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  3. Efthimiou, S. (1996). Performance of juvenile and ongrowing common dentex (Dentex dentex), L. 1758, Sparidae) in relation to nutrition under culture. Ph.D. Thesis, Kiel University, Germany. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-07