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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae Porgies

Genus: Calamus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Calamus arctifrons Grass porgy Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1882
Calamus bajonado Jolthead porgy Western Atlantic 76 FL 1801
Calamus brachysomus Pacific porgy Eastern Pacific 61 TL 1880
Calamus calamus Saucereye porgy Western Atlantic 56 TL 1830
Calamus campechanus Campeche porgy Western Atlantic 21 TL 1966
Calamus cervigoni Spotfin porgy Western Atlantic 20 TL 1966
Calamus leucosteus Whitebone porgy Western Atlantic 46 TL 1885
Calamus mu Flathead porgy Southwest Atlantic 26.5 NG 1966
Calamus nodosus Knobbed porgy Western Atlantic 54.4 TL 1966
Calamus penna Sheepshead porgy Western Atlantic 46 TL 1830
Calamus pennatula Pluma porgy Western Atlantic 37 TL 1868
Calamus proridens Littlehead porgy Western Atlantic 46 TL 1884
Calamus taurinus Galapagos porgy Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1840



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013