Diplodus puntazzo is a demersal marine fish distributed in the eastern Atlantic, from the Gulf of Biscay to Sierra Leone, as well as in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. Considered an important fishery resource along coasts, there is a lack of data on the biology and ecology of the species.
Although it is considered a great potential for the diversification of the European aquaculture industry, there are no FAO aquaculture statistics referring to Diplodus puntazzo, and in general there is limited information on current farming conditions. Several biological aspects such as sensitivity to handling, aggressive behaviour, malformations, and humane slaughter need urgent attention.