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Porgy family, Sparidae


Porgy family, SparidaeThe porgies of Florida belong to the family Sparidae, previously described, but not to the same genus as the northern porgy, as the scup is sometimes called.

They are characterized by a deep, compressed body, humpbacked, with a large head and deep snout, and with a knob in front of the eye. The mouth is small, with strong, canineĀ­like teeth and molars.