Jolthead Porgy: Calamus bajonado
- Generally silvery to brassy, with a bluish cast
- Front of the head is brown, with a blue line along lower rim of eye; a whitish stripe below eye, and another between the eye and mouth
- Corner of mouth is orange
Jolthead porgy are found in coastal waters to 45 m (150 ft.). They range from Rhode Island to Bermuda, and from the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Fishing Tips and Facts: Regarded as a good fish, but may cause ciguatera.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles