Morphology: Its body is laterally compressed and its head sharply tilted. Its colour is silver with a large black spot at the beginning of its lateral line on the gill cover below which (usually and depending on nutrition) there is an orange area. Above its eyes is an intense golden bow like an eyebrow (hence the synonym of “goldeyebrow” or “chrysafrida” in Greek). It is a protandric hermaphrodite species (they are all male and subsequently become female).
Physical presence: Mainly Mediterranean sea (endemic species) and southern European coast in the Atlantic Ocean.