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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae Porgies

Genus: Calamus

(See list of species below)



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13 species (see list below)

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Photo by Lord, R.

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

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

Photo by Itriago, H.

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

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

Photo by Cotto Sánchez, A.J.

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

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

Photo by Johnson, L.

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

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Calamus calamus
[Saucereye porgy]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Calamus campechanus
[Campeche porgy]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Calamus cervigoni
[Spotfin porgy]

Photo by IGFA

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

Photo by IGFA
 
Calamus leucosteus
[Whitebone porgy]

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.

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

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

Photo by Wiggers, R.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by Rangel, C.A.

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

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

Photo by O'Donnell, P.

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

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

Photo by Robertson, R.

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

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



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