An emblematic Mediterranean species, the brown meagre is an elegant, relaxed looking fish. It can be recognized by its brown scales with a beautiful golden metallic tinge, its rounded back and its dorsal and caudal fins that have a black border. It size varies from 30 to 50 centimetres. This fish is sedentary, lives in small groups and swims in fairly shallow waters.
Did you know ?
The brown meagre has the particularity of emitting a sound when it makes its swim bladder vibrate!
Conservation management initiatives
- Since January 2014 it benefits from a recreational fishing and spearfishing moratorium.
- Implementation in 2012 of non-fishing zones in the heart of the National Park’s marine area
How can I help to protect it?
I comply to the moratorium prohibiting it to be fished.