The Diplodus sargus belongs to the class Osteichthyes, subclass Actinopterygii, order Peciformes, suborder Pecoidei, family Sparidae.
It ha san oval body quite high and compact, of silvery colour; it can reach a maximum length of 45 cm and a weight that rarely exceeds 2Kg in adulthood. Predominantly carnivorous feeds on small crustaceans and worms.
The Diplodus sargus we find it starting from the surface up to a depth of 30/40 meters, we hardly find it at greater depths.
It is common throughout the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean from bay of Biscay to Angola. It prefers the shallows characterized by rocky areas where it easily finds shelter inside the burrows. It is a fish that loves social life and in fact we find it in herds both among its own similar and with other fish of different species.