Red porgy

Pagrus pagrus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present in the North-east Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay to West Africa, including off-lying islands. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic species found in depths between 0-250 m. It inhabits rocky and sandy bottoms and seagrass beds. Its diet consists of crustaceans, fish, and molluscs.

FISHERIES

Caught with beach seines, trawl nets, bottom longlines and handlines.

DID YOU KNOW

This species is a protogynic hermaphrodite this means it is first a female and then becomes a male.