Knobbed Porgy (Calamus nodosus)

Knobbed Porgy
Scientific name: Calamus nodosus

The knobbed porgy has a deep body with a very steep profile, and a nape that projects strikingly in adults. It exhibits a silvery or brassy body with a rosy cast and dark purplish cheeks and snout. A large blue blotch can be seen on its pectoral fin.

Knobbed porgies inhabit hard bottoms, coral reefs, and ledges.

Florida locations:
These porgies can be found in south to eastern Florida.