red porgy

Scientific name Pagrus pagrus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Sparidae
Genus Pagrus
Pagrus pagrus Pagrus pagrus


Pagrus pagrus, commonly known as red porgy, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    91 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    91 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize the red porgy ?

The red porgy measures between 35 and 91 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly argent and rose body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The red porgy is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The red porgy is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    12 - 25 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 250 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic

Biotope presentation

The red porgy is most often found at a depth between 10m and 250m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Age and Growth of Red Porgy, Pagrus pagrus from the Island of Gökçeada, North Aegean Sea - Hakan Ayyıldız - Aytaç Altın - Bayram Kızılkaya - Istanbul UNIVERSITY Press - 2002.

Extension of the distributional range of the silver porgy, Diplodus argenteus (Valenciennes 1830), and the red porgy, Pagrus pagrus (Linnaeus 1758) (Sparidae) in northern Patagonia, south-western Atlantic - D. E. Galva´n - L. A. Venerus - A. J. Irigoyen - A. M. Parma - A. E. Gosztonyi - J. Appl. Ichthyol. - 2005.

Morphological study of Pagrus pagrus, Pagellus bogaraveo, and Dentex dentex (Sparidae) in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea - Jorge Palma - Jose Pedro Andrade - Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK - 2004.

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