It is a pink-coloured fish with oval-shaped body and silvery reflections; it has a dark spot on the head that gets darker in the middle of the eyes.
It lives in coastal waters on rocky and sandy sea bottoms, in depths between 20 and 40 m, although it can reach 250 m .. It feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
It is a fish that can attain lengths between 20 and 60 cm, although it can reach 82 cm.
Its spawning season is between April and June. Its fishing season is from September to December.
It is captured with different gear: Dragnet, fixed gillnets, trammel and longline.
A whitefish, its meat has a delicious taste. It is rich in B vitamins and minerals.