Breca (Pagellus erythrinus) It is a white salt water fish. It has a fusiform body, slim and oval. Clearly different from the Red Bream as having a more intense rose colouration.
Usually found between 20m and 100m depth, although sometimes deeper in the Mediterranean and Atlantic. Its habitat is in rocky, gravelly, muddy areas and it can be found inside harbour areas, moving in small schools.
It is present in all fishing harbours of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, and is fairly common.
It is an important food product and is frequently found amongst the catches of commercial and recreational fishing activities.