Curled Picarel (Juvenile) (Centracanthus cirrus)

Also known as Caramel, Cigarette, Gerret Imperial, Jaret

Description

Also known as Caramel, Cigarette, Gerret Imperial, Jaret.

Found singly or in schools over gravel and rocky bottoms of deep reefs.
They come inshore to breed during the summer.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 34cm
Depth - 30-1000m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean

Porgies are found in tropical as well as cooler waters and are bottom-dwelling carnivores. Most species possess grinding, molar-like teeth for eating crustaceans. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Centracanthus-cirrus.html

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