Saint Peter's fish

Latin: Zeus faber
70 cm - 5 kg
Coastal fish, occurs mostly from 50-100 meters but is observed in shallower waters
In the Atlantic Ocean from South Africa to the North Sea. Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea
Fish and squid
Facts about St. Peter's fish

The species rarely swims with its tail and usually uses its dorsal and anal fins for locomotion. The St. Peter's fish gets its name from the black spot on each side, which is said to be the fingerprints of St. Peter who caught the fish.

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