Saddled seabream

Saddled seabream
Saddled seabream
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Oblada
Species: O. melanura
Binomial name
Oblada melanura
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The saddled seabream (Oblada melanura), also called the saddle bream or oblade, is a common Mediterranean fish of the family Sparidae. It has a fuse-shaped silver body, with a black spot near the tail. It is monotypic in the genus Oblada. The maximum length recorded for this species is 34 centimetres (13 in).


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