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The Picarel lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 15 - 328 m environment.

* 7-8 picarel or small smelt per person for meze, 15-20 per person for main dish * sea salt * freshly ground pepper * flour for dredging More

tested for picarel (Spicara smaris) in spring (4–18 April 2002), summer (10–25 July 2002), autumn (26 September–2 October 2002), and winter (22–23 January 2003) in the Aegean Sea. More

General Description: Picarels are the largest member of the sea bream family and are unrelated to the North American pickerel. In Venice, it was an insult to call someone a picareleater, because the fish were considered lowly. More

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Photo Pages: Statue menhir de Picarel - Standing Stone (Menhir) in France in Languedoc:H More

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Common names

Arznella in Maltese (Malti)
Asineddu in Italian (Italiano)
Caccè in Italian (Italiano)
Caramel in Spanish (español)
Ciaulo in Italian (Italiano)
Ciavola in Italian (Italiano)
Ciero in Italian (Italiano)
Cikavica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Ciuccara in Italian (Italiano)
Ciurlo in Italian (Italiano)
Deep-body pickarel in English
Fimminedda in Italian (Italiano)
Garisse in Italian (Italiano)
Gera in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Gerret pàmfil in Catalan (Català)
Giarrettu in Italian (Italiano)
Gira oblica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Girica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Girica in Slovene
Girica in Slovenian (slovenščina)
Istrongiloz baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
İstrongiloz balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Izmarit baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Maccaruneddu in Italian (Italiano)
Maccheddu in Italian (Italiano)
Macchettu in Italian (Italiano)
Mammaluccu in Italian (Italiano)
Mammarella in Italian (Italiano)
Manula in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Marateche in Italian (Italiano)
Marida in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Marida in Greek, Modern (1453)
Marida in Italian (Italiano)
Maridhë in Albanian (Shqip)
Maridola in Italian (Italiano)
Masculare in Italian (Italiano)
Masculoro in Italian (Italiano)
Menola in Italian (Italiano)
Menolapikarell in Swedish (Svenska)
Menùa de fango in Italian (Italiano)
Menula in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Mindula turchina in Italian (Italiano)
Mrljanka in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Munqara in Maltese (Malti)
Munqara bastarda in Maltese (Malti)
Partigian in Italian (Italiano)
Picarel in English
Picarel in French (français)
Pontarioi in Italian (Italiano)
Puntaloru in Italian (Italiano)
Pupidde in Italian (Italiano)
Pupiddhu in Italian (Italiano)
Retunno in Italian (Italiano)
Ritonno in Italian (Italiano)
Ritunneddu in Italian (Italiano)
Rotunno in Italian (Italiano)
Schnauzen-Pikarelle in German (Deutsch)
Sgarisse in Italian (Italiano)
Slank pikarel in Danish (dansk)
Smarid in Rumanian
Smarida in Russian (русский язык)
Smaris in German (Deutsch)
Smidira in Italian (Italiano)
Smidiri in Italian (Italiano)
Smitiru in Italian (Italiano)
Spezzarizza in Italian (Italiano)
Spicaluru in Italian (Italiano)
Spicara in Italian (Italiano)
Spicareddu in Italian (Italiano)
Spicaro in Italian (Italiano)
Spigara in Italian (Italiano)
Spigarellu in Italian (Italiano)
Spigolo in Italian (Italiano)
Spireule in Italian (Italiano)
Trombeiro-boga in Portuguese (Português)
Zammarella in Italian (Italiano)
Zarrittu in Italian (Italiano)
Zeri in Italian (Italiano)
Zero in Italian (Italiano)
Zerro in Italian (Italiano)
Zerru in Italian (Italiano)
Zeru in Italian (Italiano)
Γαμιάς in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαρίδα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαρίδα in Greek, Modern (1453)
Μαύρη μαρίδα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Σμαρίδα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Φυσική μαρίδα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
細鱗棒鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
细鳞棒鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
長體曼納諧魚 in Mandarin Chinese
长体曼纳谐鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Centracanthidae
Genus : Spicara
Species : Spicara smaris
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758