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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.

Galapagos Islands.


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