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Common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus), Teno-Rasca marine strip, Tenerife, Spain

Pagellus erythrinus. A tasty rose-coloured fish with delicate white flesh, pageot (pandora) is caught in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and related to the daurade royale.


Its cousin are the grey-tinted pageot acarné or galet and the more common pageot Bogavero or daurade rose or blackspot bream (Pagellus bogaraveo), with its distinctive dark spot by the gill.

Fish and seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Diego Delso , Luis Egidio Meléndez