Specimen weight: 2.268 kg (5 lbs)
Record: 9.1 lb, Cork Harbour, 1993
Back broad; head short and broad; small, triangular mouth. Dorsal fins small, well separated, the first with four strong spines. Tail fin forked; pelvics set some distance behind pectorals. Large hard scales. No spines on head or gill-cover. Greyish in colour with lengthwise dark streaks. Upper lip thick, with papillae; its greatest depth more than half the diameter of the eye, jugular interspace (see illustration) narrow and parallel when gills closed. Grows to more than 10 lb. Common on the Irish coast.
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