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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae Porgies

Genus: Calamus

(See list of species below)



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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Calamus arctifrons Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Photo by Lord, R.
 
Calamus arctifrons
[Grass porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm FL
Calamus bajonado (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Itriago, H.
 
Calamus bajonado
[Jolthead porgy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Calamus brachysomus (Lockington, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Cotto Sánchez, A.J.
 
Calamus brachysomus
[Pacific porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Calamus calamus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Calamus calamus
[Saucereye porgy]
No picture found

Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Calamus campechanus
[Campeche porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Calamus cervigoni Randall & Caldwell, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Calamus cervigoni
[Spotfin porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Calamus leucosteus Jordan & Gilbert, 1885

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Calamus leucosteus
[Whitebone porgy]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 26.5 cm NG
Calamus mu Randall & Caldwell, 1966

Photo by Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Calamus mu
[Flathead porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54.4 cm TL
Calamus nodosus Randall & Caldwell, 1966

Photo by Photo by Wiggers, R.
 
Calamus nodosus
[Knobbed porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Calamus penna (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Calamus penna
[Sheepshead porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Calamus pennatula Guichenot, 1868

Photo by Photo by Rangel, C.A.
 
Calamus pennatula
[Pluma porgy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Calamus proridens Jordan & Gilbert, 1884

Photo by Photo by O'Donnell, P.
 
Calamus proridens
[Littlehead porgy]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Calamus taurinus (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Calamus taurinus
[Galapagos porgy]



13 species

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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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