Mediterranean Underwater Biodiversity Project


17/I Sea raven - Sciaena umbra

Its body is tall, with a typically arched profile, and a short rounded snout. Its color is dark brown, with silver and gold highlights. Of the two dorsal fins, the front one has very long rays. The caudal fin is truncated and the ventral ones have a characteristic white border. It can grow to 70 centimeters. It feeds off small fish, shellfish, mollusks, and at times algae. It is mainly nocturnal and moves in small groups that generally find shelter in caves.