Grass Porgy (Calamus arctifrons)

Also known as Porgy Grunt, Shad Porgy


Also known as Porgy Grunt, Shad Porgy.

Found singly or in small schools over seagrass beds of coastal reefs. Often display rectangular body bars when close to the bottom feeding.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Western Central Atlantic

Porgies are found in tropical as well as cooler waters, and are bottom-dwelling carnivores. Most species possess grinding, molar-like teeth, for eating crustaceans. Ref:

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