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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, Saucer-Eye
Calamus calamus

Illustrations by: Duane Raver     Click image for large version.
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Family:  Porgies  (Sparidae)
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Other Names :Big-eye Porgy, Saucer-Eye Porgy
Range & Habitat :Found in offshore waters of 30-250 feet deep. Adults are more common in the deeper waters, on coral or other reef structures.
Identification & Biology :The body is oval, compressed and very deep. The color is generally silvery, with the scales being bluish in the center and having a brassy edge. A blue line is found under the eye and the unscaled portions of the cheeks are blue with yellow spots. Saucer-eye porgies are bottom-feeders, dining on worms, clams, mussels, snails, brittle stars, crabs, and sea urchins.
Size :Commonly runs 2-3 pounds and can grow to 7 pounds.
Food Value :Very good
Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter

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