Sea Bream
Sea Bream
Related Articles
Other Names

Sparus aurata

French: Dorade
Spanish: Dorada
Italian: Orata
German: Meerbrasse
Danish: Blankesteen
Dutch: Zeebrasem
Norwegian: Havkarusser


The body of the sea bream is oval, and narrow. The skin of the sea bream is covered with fairly large scales. It lives on sandy bottoms in shallow waters (up to 30 metres or 100 feet in depth). In the summer, it ventures into ports and brackish ponds.

Usual size: 20 to 50 cm (8 to 20")


The gilthead seabream has a golden crescent like a crown between its eyes. The flesh is excellent: firm, moist and fine-grained.


Search within the site
Advanced search >
Register free to receive our official newsletter
Sign up
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:
Get the daily and monthly recipe posts automatically added to your newsreader.
Sign up