Calamus brachysomus (Lockington, 1880)
Pacific porgy
Calamus brachysomus
photo by Cotto Sánchez, A.J.

Family:  Sparidae (Porgies)
Max. size:  61 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,300.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 80 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Peru; rare north of Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sandy areas to about 69 m depth but usually from 3-18 m. The young occur in very shallow water on reef flats and in sandy bays over mixed sand and rock bottoms (Ref. 5592). Probably feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9344). Only caught incidentally with trawls (Ref. 9344).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 December 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.07.94

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