Comber (fish)

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Serranus cabrilla
Serranus cabrilla; Comber 2 (cropped).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Serraninae
Genus: Serranus
Cuvier, 1816
Species: S. cabrilla
Binomial name
Serranus cabrilla
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Comber (/ˈkɒmbər/[2]) (Serranus cabrilla), is a species of fish in the family Serranidae.

It lives in the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the Atlantic coast from the British Isles to the Cape of Good Hope, including the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands. The habitat are rocky or sandy sounding-deeps at depths of 0–200 metres (0–656 ft). Size can vary from 5–25 centimetres (2.0–9.8 in) in normal individual to up to 40 cm (16 in).

The comber feeds on other fish, cephalopods and crustaceans.


  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Serranus cabrilla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ J.C. Wells, Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow, 2008

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