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  Common names: porgy (English), sargo (Espanol), pluma (Espanol)
 
Calamus taurinus (Jenyns, 1840)

Galapagos porgy


Body deep, compressed; head deep, upper profile gentle, smoothly rounded; rear nostril elongate to slit-like; preopercle border smooth; mouth small, heavy lower jaw; jaw teeth in 2 rows, conical, enlarged, canine-like at front, molar like at rear; dorsal fin low, X-XIII,11-13 (usually XII,12), 2nd  spine longest; anal rays III, 10-11 (usually 10); pectoral rays 14-16 (usually 15), pectoral short, not reaching origin of anal fin; tail fin forked; snout & under eye scaleless; lateral-line scales 46-50.
Silver grey with irregular blackish spots or blotches on body; rear edge of gill cover blackish; a black bar on upper pectoral- fin base and axil of fin blackish.



Size: attains 40 cm.

Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms adjacent to reefs

Depth: 3-40 m.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru.

   

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