Red Porgy: Pagrus pagrus


  • The only American porgy with a near nostril that is round (not slit-like)
  • Head and body silvery red, with many tiny blue spots


Adult red porgy are found on the deeper part of the continental shelf, but young may occur in water as shallow as 18 m (60ft.).


State Record:

This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

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