DIVERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Mediterranean Underwater Biodiversity Project

 

17/L Salema - Sarpa salpa

An oval-bodied sparid with a small mouth. Its dorsal fin is the only one. Its base color is silver with strong dominant greenish longitudinal bands and yellowish highlights. It lives in groups, sometimes numbering hundreds of individuals. It feeds mainly off algae. It can exceptionally grow up to 50 centimeters.