Knobbed Porgy: Calamus nodosus


  • Body deep; front profile very steep
  • Nape projects strongly in large adults
  • Body is generally silvery, with a rosy cast
  • Cheek and snout are dark purplish gray, with many bronze spots
  • Large blue spot at axil of pectoral fin


hardbottom, reefs, ledges. N.C. to s. Fla. and entire Gulf of Mexico.


State Record:

This species is not currently eligigble for a state record.

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American shad are anadromous, which means they live in salt water but spawn in fresh water.

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