Red porgy

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Red porgy
Pagrus pagrus.jpg
Pagrus pagrus1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sparidae
Genus: Pagrus
Species: P. pagrus
Binomial name
Pagrus pagrus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The red porgy (Pagrus pagrus), or common seabream, is a species of fish in the family Sparidae. It is found in a wide variety of locations that range from Europe to the Caribbean. Also known along the Gulf Coast as White Snapper, even though it is not a true Snapper.[1] In the UK it is known as Couch's Sea Bream after the Cornish ichthyologist Dr. Jonathan Couch who first discovered this species in British waters.[2]

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