Boops boops

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Boops boops
Boops boops in a bucket
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Boops
B. boops
Binomial name
Boops boops

Boops boops, the bogue, is a species of ray-finned fish. Its common name in most languages refers to its large bug eyes.

Description and distribution[change | change source]

Little is known about Boops boops, but it resembles a mackerel. The species is found off the coasts of Europe, Africa, the Azores and the Canary Islands, from Norway to Angola, and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. It avoids brackish waters such as the Baltic Sea.

Related pages[change | change source]

School of bogues in Santander (Spain)

References[change | change source]

  1. NatureServe (2013). "Boops boops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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