- Body is pale tan to silver, with a dark-olive back
- Dark bar goes through eye to corner of mouth
- Dark blotches on sides resemble bars and stripes
- Prominent dark spot near beginning of lateral line
- Dark V-shaped patch of color at base of caudal fin
Similar Species: Jolthead porgy, C. bajonado (has blue line below eye); other porgy species
Size: Up to 10 inches
Coastal waters in seagrass beds.
Feed mainly on invertebrates.