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Also known as:

Sly bream

Picnic seabream

Pikey Bream

Black porgy

Common Group Name:

Porgies / Sea Bream

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Species Name:

Acanthopagrus berda

Dispatch Method:

Beware of the sharp dorsal and anal spines of bream when handling them. The various species of bream found throughout the Asia- Pacific region have similar brain locations. To maximise their eating qualities they should be killed humanely by iki jime, or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.

Fish Description:

  • Goldsilk bream have grey/black sides. The dorsal and anal fins of this species are grey/black and have very stout spines.
  • Bream are a group of estuarine fishes which are relatively slow growing, and long lived.
  • They feed mainly on invertebrates including worms, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, but also feed on small fishes.
  • This species is one of the larger seabreams, growing to nearly 90 cm long and over 3 kg.

Fish Distribution:

  • This species is found in tropical estuaries throughout the Indo-West Pacific region, from the Indian Ocean including east Africa (South Africa, Mozambique), the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Fish Size Common Length:

25-35 cm (10-14 inches), Maximum size around 90 cm (36 inches) and 3.2 kg (7 pounds)