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  • 6-7 dark bars
    D XII
    Archosargus probatocephalus, Sheepshead, Sheepshead Bream
  • gold stripes
    dark blotch behind opercle
    D XIII
    Archosargus rhomboidalis, Sea Bream, Western Atlantic Seabream
  • head profile moderately steep
    eye small
    black blotch at start LL
    Calamus arctifrons, Grass Porgy
    body & fins ~7 bars
    small canines
    pectoral short
  • long snout, forehead profile not steep
    blue line under eye
    corner mouth orange
    Calamus bajonado, Jolthead Porgy
    front top jaws: 1-2 pairs large, straight canines
    pectoral long
  • forehead profile steep
    blue curved line under large eye
    blue spot: pectoral base & corner opercle
    Calamus calamus, Saucereye Porgy
    front top jaws: 1-2 pairs larged canines, 3rd-4th tooth curved out
    pectoral long
  • head deep, profile steep
    under eye: blue & yellow lines
    black blotch at start LL
    Calamus campechanus, Campeche Porgy
    no enlarged or curved canines
    pectoral short
  • snout short, v steep
    end spiny D: large black blotch
    Calamus cervigoni, Spotfin Porgy
    no enlarged canines
    pectoral long
  • snout not v steep
    blue lines: above & below eye
    snout purplish grey
    Calamus leucosteus, Whitebone Porgy
    pectoral base - no dark spot
    no enlarged canines
    pectoral long
  • head deep, profile v steep
    snout & cheeks purple + yellow spots
    blue line under eye
    Calamus nodosus, Knobbed Porgy
    pectoral base - diffuse blue spot
    knob over nostrils
    no enlarged canines
    pectoral long
  • head profile convex, not steep
    top jaw slightly projecting
    dark bar: eye to mouth
    Calamus penna, Sheepshead Porgy
    pectoral base - small black spot
    no enlarged canines
    pectoral not v long
  • head profile not v steep
    blue rectangle behind eye
    cheek yellow & blue lines
    D spines shorter
    Calamus pennatula, Pluma Porgy
    pectoral base: blue stripe + orange spot
    pectoral long
  • head deep, profile v steep
    cheek - yellow & blue lines
    blue line under eye
    D spines longer
    Calamus proridens, Littlehead Porgy
    elongate blue blotch at top gill opening
    pectoral long
  • Bermuda
    longest D spine 40% head length
    tail base: dark blotch extends well below LL
    Diplodus bermudensis, Bermuda Porgy
    LL 62-67
  • longest D spine 48% head length
    tail base: dark blotch just reaches LL
    Diplodus caudimacula, Silver Porgy
    LL 56-65
  • continental
    longest D spine 40% head length
    tail base: dark blotch extends well below LL
    Diplodus holbrookii, Spottail Pinfish, Spottail Pinfish Porgy
    LL 50-61
  • oval
    narrow blue stripes
    dark blotch start of LL
    D: 1st spine small, projects forwards
    Lagodon rhomboides, Pinfish, Pinfish Porgy
    teeth: front - notched incisors, side 2 rows molars
  • head deep, round profile
    pink body & fins
    Pagrus pagrus, Red Porgy
    front teeth = canines
    rear nostril oblong
    A 8
  • D spines: I&II v short, III-V long & filamentous
    Stenotomus caprinus, Longspine Porgy
  • profile above eye - slightly concave
    blue patch above & behind eye
    D spines: I v short, none long & filamentous
    Stenotomus chrysops, Scup, Scup Porgy