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| Common names: porgy (English), seabream (English), sargo (Espanol) |
Archosargus pourtalesii (Steindachner, 1881)
Galapagos seabream, Blackspot porgy
Body oval, somewhat compressed, back humped; head small, pointed, upper and lower profiles convex; mouth small, opens at front; front teeth large, with wide, flattened, unnotched tips, 3 rows of molars on sides of top jaws; eye moderate; dorsal fin long & low, XII spines, front spine (sometimes skin covered) projects forwards, 9-10; anal short, III short spines, 9-10; pectoral long, much longer than pelvic, reaches to 2nd anal spine; snout and below eye scaleless.
Light bluish on back and silvery white below; a prominent black blotch on upper side above pectoral fin; 7 golden stripes on side.
Size: grows to at least 36 cm.
Habitat: seen infrequently in shallow bays.
Depth: 3-30 m.