Meagre (A.Regius)

Meagre (argyrosomus regius), also known as shade-fish, salmon-basse or stone basse, is a fish of the Sciaenidae family. It has a similar form to a European Sea Bass, with a pearly-silver coloration and a yellow-colored mouth. Length can range from 40 cm to 2 m long, with weights up to 55 kg.

Meagre is a carnivore found in pelagic coastal areas. Its depth distribution ranges from 15 to 300 m. Distribution includes the Atlantic Ocean (from France to Senegal) and the Mediterranean Sea, with some records of its presence in the northern Red Sea.

Feeds on Grey Mullets and shoaling estuarine fish, as well as Sardines.