Fish that can be found in
Maltese Waters (1).
The Name shown in Silver Colour is the English Name for the Species.
The Name shown in Aqua Colour is the Maltese Name for the species.
Comber - Burqax
It is very common in Malta. It can grow up to 11 inches in length. Normally found in shallow waters.
Damselfish - Cawla
Another very common fish in Malta. It is normally 3 to 5 inches in length and normally found in close inshore waters.
Scorpion Fish - Cippullazza.
Quite common in maltese waters. Reddish in colour and its size can vary between 10 and 24 inches. Normally caught from deep, rocky bottomed waters.
Wrasse - Boxbox
Not so common nowadays. Can also vary in colour. Usually between 4 and 12 inches in length. Normally found on weedy bottoms.
Fish - Petrica
Still quite frequent in certain areas. Normally found on weedy and stony bottom.Can also vary in colour. Normally between 2ft and 7ft in length.
Ray - Boll
Frequently found in maltese waters. Varies in sizes between 1.5ft and 6ft. Must be handled carefully due to the dangerous sting found along its tail.
Fish / Grouper - Dott tal-Fond.
Normally found in deep waters with a rocky bottom. Brownish / Greyish in colour and can grow up to 5 feet in length
Wrasse - Gharusa
Very common in shallow inshore waters. Can vary in colour but easily distinguished by the vertical coloured stripes. Normally between 6 and 10 inches in length.
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