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occhione

blackspot sea bream

Pagellus bogaraveo, a tasty deep sea fish related to the pandora (pagello). Its name, 'big eye' comes from its distinctive black spot, although its proper name is rovello.

Other local names include occhialone, occhione, bezugo, pizzornia, pezzornia and mafrone.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: papilleclandestine