The common dentex is a coastal predator fish that prowls both in shallow and deep water. The dentex is solitary for most of the year, but during reproduction it lives in groups for some weeks. Fully-grown dentex stay together just 2 to 3 weeks during spring in the warmer water near the surface. They hunt crustaceans and cephalopods. This fish is recognizable by its two pointed canine teeth at the front of its jaw. It is found in the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic from Brittany to Senegal. Recently, schools of dentex have been seen off the coast of Corsica, close to Calvi.