Habitat: the Blackspot seabream usually occurs close to the bottom and at depths of up to 500 m.
Principal fishing methods: handline and bottom longline.
Biology: the maximum reported size for this species is 70 cm (4 kg). Blackspot seabream are expected to have a minimum population doubling time of 14 years and have a maximum reported age of 15 years.
Conservation status: although local stocks appear to be healthy, this species may prove to be sensitive as deepwater fishing effort increases and has been allocated a minimum commercial size of 25 cm and a TAC of 1116 tones/year.