Fish with an oval-shaped and compressed body, the mouth is not very large and has small lips. It has a silver-grey colour, with a darker tone on the snout and between the eyes. It has a black spot in the head going from the snout to behind the eye.
We usually find it in rocky depths between 2 and 20 m. It feeds on algae, molluscs and fish.
Its length is between 15 and 30 cm, with a maximum length of 45 cm.
Its spawning season is from April to June. It is fished throughout the year.
It is captured with different gear: Dragnet, trammel, fixed gillnets and longline.
A white fish, its meat is very tasty and very digestible. It has a low fat content and is rich in minerals.