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This book is a given for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! Since most anglers identify their fish by reviewing illustrations rather than using scientific keys, the authors have succeeded in making fishing easier by providing superb illustrations and detailed diagnostics for fish identification. A valuable, one-stop reference tool for everyday anglers, fisheries experts, biologists, and outdoors writers, this guide includes intensively researched information on 207 species of saltwater fish, essential data on each speciesí habitat, identification, typical size, and food value. By Jerald Horst & Mike Lane, illustrated by Duane Raver. 207 species.

Porgy, Grass
Calamus arctifrons
Family:  Porgies  (Sparidae)
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Other Names :Grass Bream, Porgy, Grass Porgy
Range & Habitat :This fish is found in nearshore (inside of 50 feet) and inshore waters, especially those with grass beds, from Louisiana through Florida.
Identification & Biology :The deep body, compressed from side-to-side is olivaceous in color, with darker vertical bars on the sides. It has a noticeable black blotch, larger than the diameter of the pupil, at the beginning of the lateral line, just above and behind the gill opening.
Size :One of the smallest porgies, it seldom exceeds 8 inches.
Food Value :Very good, but small
Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter

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