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TheGilthead Bream

As our seas warm up different species have begun to show up and one of these is the gilthead bream. They have been mostly on the small side but they do grow to 70cms. Apart from the gold band across its nose that gives it the name, the face is the giveaway for identification.

The black bream has a small mouth in the middle of its face and quite close to the eye, while the gilthead has a larger mouth at the bottom of the face with a big gap to the eye giving it an aggressive look. Giltheads are known to feed in estuaries and can stand brackish water. Their diet is mainly crabs and prawns but will take worms and some vegetable matter.

Gilthead Bream showing the Gold Bar which gives it