Also known as Baitfish, Greyback, Sand Smelt, Smelt, Southern Sand Smelt.
Found in schools usually near the surface of clear shallow sandy bays estuaries, lagoons and shorelines.
They feed on aquatic and benthic crustaceans.
Length - 20cm
Depth - Shallow
Widespread Adriatic Sea, Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean
These fish are common on shorelines, important food for larger fish species although no commercial value. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1697