ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
European pilchard shoal. The European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) is also known as the sardine. It feeds mainly on crustaceans and grows up to a length of 25 centimetres. It is a popular food fish, although overfishing has depleted the populations in the North Atlantic. Photographed in the Mediterranean Sea.
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