Red Porgy (P.Pagrus)

The Red Porgy (Pagrus Pagrus) belongs in the family of Sparidae. It is found in a wide variety of locations that range from Europe to the Caribbean.

They have a head and body that is silver with red tints to it. Their nostril is located in front of their eyes.

Found over rock, rubble, or sand bottoms (young frequently found on sea grass beds) and the continental shelf down to about 250 m depth, often above 150 m. Feeds on crustaceans, fishes and mollusks. Reported weights of caught individuals were between 9 to17 kgs.