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Red Porgy

Pagrus pagrus

Porgy Family

Saltwater Fish Identification

Red Porgy


Common Name(s):
Guerito
Description:
The Red Porgy is light in color with reddish silver overall and a pinkish tail.
Similar Fish:
Other Porgy
Feeding Habits:
Red porgy are carnivorous bottom feeders. They tend to feed in schools and migrate looking for food. Their typical diet is made up of crustaceans, mollusk and small fish.
Range:
Red Porgy are found in the offshore depths of Florida and the Bahamas.
Habitat:
The Red Porgy prefers drop-offs in at least 200 feet or deeper.
Typical Size:
The Red Porgy averages 2 to 10 pounds, but may reach 20 or more.
World Record:
17 pounds, 0 ounces (IGFA)