Pigfish

Latin Name:  Orthopristis Orthopristis

This small grunt (Family Haemulidae) is a common member of the coastal community of fishes living demersally over sandy and muddy bottoms. They feed at night primarily on crustaceans and smaller fishes and can be found in schools. Pigfish can be found in both estuarine and marine environments and may reach sizes of 18 inches and weigh up to 2 pounds. Additionally, these fish range from New York to Mexico in the Western Atlantic and include Bermuda in their occurrence.