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  • Bodengucker-Makrele

    Atlantic Lookdown

    Selene vomer

    Closest relatives Perch family, trevallis
    Habitat shallow coastal waters with sandy or rocky subsoil
    Behaviour in small schools, groups or in pairs; mostly near pillars and bridges
    Venomousness produces dangerous venom, to which everybody reacts differently when it comes into contact
    Diet small crabs, prawns, small fish and worms
    Body length up to 48 cm
    Use fishkeeping, food fish
    Current status abundant, widely spread
    At Zurich Zoo since 2017


    St. Lätsch, Winterthur

    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList