Littlehead Porgy

Littlehead Porgy fish skeleton

Latin Name:  Calamus proridens

The littlehad porgy is among 112 species in the Sparidae family and is a fairly common member of the reef community. Found in the Carribbean Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Eastern seaboard this porgy feeds mainly on invertebrates in marine waters. Eighteen inches is around the maximum size for this species.