Argyrosomus regius (also known as meagre, shade-fish, salmon-basse or stone basse) is a fish of the Sciaenidae family. It has a similar form to a European seabass, with a pearly-silver coloration and a yellow-coloured mouth. Length can range from 40–50 cm to 2 m long, with weights up to 55 kg.
A. regius is a carnivore found in pelagic coastal areas. Its depth distribution ranges from 15 to 300 m. Distribution include the Atlantic Ocean (from France to Senegal) and the Mediterranean Sea, with some records of its presence in the northern Red Sea.
- Reference at FishBase
- List of names in the various countries (Italian)
- Taxonomy of Argyrosomus genus
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