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European sprat

The European sprat, Sprattus sprattus, also known as Bristling or Brisling, is a small, herring-like marine fish. Found in European waters, it has silver grey scales and white-grey flesh. The fish is around 12% fat in its flesh and is a source of many vitamins.

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European sprat