- Body is silvery to brassy in color, with a bluish tint
- Front of head is brown
- Head rounded, not projecting
- Blue line present below each eye
- Corner of mouth is orange
Similar Species: Red porgy, P. pagrus (has round rear nostrils); other porgy species
Size: Up to 24 inches
Coastal waters to 45 m (150 ft.). They range from Rhode Island to Bermuda, and from the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.
Feed mainly on invertebrates.