Painted Comber

Burqax
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Serranus scriba
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Painted Comber

Caught

The Painted Comber is caught as bycatch using small coastal trawls and bottom trammel nets.

Availability

It is available throughout the year.

Facts

These fish are hermaphrodites meaning they have both the male and the female reproductive organs and therefore fertilize themselves. They spawn according to the phases of the moon.

Fishermen would tell you that spotting a Painted Comber which is stationery on the sea bed is a good indication that an octopus is around. They believe that they do this to pick up any scraps that the octopi don’t eat.

Our suggestion

It is caught using small-scale methods and in low amounts. fish for tomorrow recommends the painted comber.