Anisotremus virginicus, the porkfish, is a species of grunt native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil and the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This nocturnal species inhabits areas of reef or with rocky substrates at depths of from 2 to 20 metres (6.6 to 65.6 ft). It can reach a length of 40.6 centimetres (16.0 in) TL though most do not exceed 25 centimetres (9.8 in). It is of minor importance as a commercial food fish and is also popular as a game fish though it is reported to sometimes contain the ciguatera toxin. It is also a popular fish in public aquariums.
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- NatureServe (2013). "Anisotremus virginicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Anisotremus virginicus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
- Froese, Rainer. "Anisotremus virginicus (Linnaeus, 1758) Porkfish". fishbase.ca. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- Photos of Anisotremus virginicus on Sealife Collection
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