The Dentex Pillow


Part of the sparidae family, the common dentex (dentex dentex) is a large predatory fish. Its natural distribution range includes portions of the Easter Atlantic and all of the Mediterranean. Found in relatively shallow coastal waters, the species prefers rocky and sandy bottoms. It feeds primarily on fish, mollusks and cephalopods. The common dentex can grow to around 1m in lenght and weigh some 15 kg. It is prized for culinary attributes and is a favorite among European sea fishermen.