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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Sparidae Porgies

Genus: Dentex

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14 species
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 30.7 cm SL
Dentex abei Iwatsuki, Akazaki & Taniguchi, 2007

Photo by Photo by Madinabeitia, I.
Dentex abei
[Yellowfin sea bream]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Dentex angolensis Poll & Maul, 1953

Photo by Photo by FAO
Dentex angolensis
[Angolan dentex]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Dentex barnardi Cadenat, 1970

Photo by Photo by Dammous, S.
Dentex barnardi
[Barnard's dentex]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Dentex canariensis Steindachner, 1881

Photo by Photo by FAO
Dentex canariensis
[Canary dentex]
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Max. Length 21.9 cm SL

Dentex carpenteri
[Yellow snout seabream]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Dentex congoensis Poll, 1954

Photo by Photo by FAO
Dentex congoensis
[Congo dentex]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Dentex dentex (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
Dentex dentex
[Common dentex]

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Dentex fourmanoiri Akazaki & Séret, 1999

Photo by Photo by Justine, J.-L.
Dentex fourmanoiri

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 106 cm FL
Dentex gibbosus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
Dentex gibbosus
[Pink dentex]

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30.8 cm SL
Dentex hypselosomus Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
Dentex hypselosomus
[Yellowback sea-bream]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Dentex macrophthalmus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
Dentex macrophthalmus
[Large-eye dentex]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Dentex maroccanus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
Dentex maroccanus
[Morocco dentex]

Indo Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm FL
Dentex spariformis Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
Dentex spariformis
[Saffronfin sea bream]

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Dentex tumifrons (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
Dentex tumifrons
[Yellowback seabream]


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dentex abei Yellowfin sea bream Western Pacific 30.7 SL 2007
Dentex angolensis Angolan dentex Eastern Atlantic 37 TL 1953
Dentex barnardi Barnard's dentex Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1970
Dentex canariensis Canary dentex Eastern Atlantic 100 SL 1881
Dentex carpenteri Yellow snout seabream Eastern Indian Ocean, Wes 21.9 SL 2015
Dentex congoensis Congo dentex Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1954
Dentex dentex Common dentex Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1758
Dentex fourmanoiri Southwest Pacific 21.5 SL 1999
Dentex gibbosus Pink dentex Eastern Atlantic 106 FL 1810
Dentex hypselosomus Yellowback sea-bream Northwest Pacific 30.8 SL 1854
Dentex macrophthalmus Large-eye dentex Eastern Atlantic 65 TL 1791
Dentex maroccanus Morocco dentex Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1830
Dentex spariformis Saffronfin sea bream Indo Pacific 26 FL 1910
Dentex tumifrons Yellowback seabream Western Pacific 35 SL 1843

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