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Red Porgy: Pagrus pagrus

Appearance:

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

Habitat:

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.).

Behavior:

Additional Information

State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record. 


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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