• Bodengucker-Makrele

Atlantic Lookdown

Selene vomer

Closest relativesPerch family, trevallis
Habitatshallow coastal waters with sandy or rocky subsoil
Behaviourin small schools, groups or in pairs; mostly near pillars and bridges
Venomousnessproduces dangerous venom, to which everybody reacts differently when it comes into contact
Dietsmall crabs, prawns, small fish and worms
Body lengthup to 48 cm
Usefishkeeping, food fish
Current statusabundant, widely spread
At Zurich Zoo since2017


St. Würzer, Gossau/ZH