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Sarpa salpa

Sarpa salpa, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Sparidae
Genus: Sarpa
Species: Sarpa salpa

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Goldstrieme
Ελληνικά: Σάλπα
English: Salema
Español: Salema
Français: Saupae
Hrvatski: Salpa
Italiano: Salpa

Sarpa salpa (*)


Sarpa salpa, also known as the Salema porgy, is a species of bream, recognisable by the golden stripes that run down the length of its body, and which can cause hallucinations when eaten.[1] It is relatively common off the coasts of South Africa, Tenerife, Malta and Cyprus, but has been occasionally been found as far north as Great Britain.[2]


1. ^ Clarke, Matt (2006-04-19). "Men hallucinate after eating fish". Practical Fishkeeping. http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=911. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
2. ^ "Fish that triggers hallucinations found off British coast". The Daily Telegraph. 2009-05-13. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/5318202/Fish-that-triggers-hallucinations-found-off-British-coast.html. Retrieved 2009-05-14.

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