Species catalogue

Porgy

Order Perciformes
Family Sparidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval body. Massive head and high, with very rounded profile. Eyes of medium size, very high. Not very cleft mouth with 2 rows of slightly pointed teeth. Light pink to vinous pink, with 4-5 red brick cross bands. It can measure up to 1 m.

Characteristics
FAO code
REA
Specie
Pagrus auriga
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
France Pagre rayé
Italy Pagro
Portugal Pargo
United Kingdom Porgy
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Gillnets

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