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red-porgy

Red Porgy

Pagrus pagrus

Description: The only American porgy with a rear nostril that is round (not slit-like); head and body silvery red, with many tiny blue spots.

Size: To 91 centimeters (3 feet).

Where Found: Deeper part of continental shelf, but young occur in water as shallow as 18 meters (60 feet).

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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