Red Porgy 
Scientific Name:
Pagrus pagrus
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Couch's Sea Bream, Pagri
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-IUCN: 1996
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States

The Red Porgy (Pagrus pagrus) is a species of marine fish that is commonly found in the western Atlantic Ocean. They are usually characterized by their reddish-pink color, with a silver-white underbelly, and a tapered body shape that is somewhat flattened on the sides. Their scales are small and smooth, and their eyes are relatively large. The Red Porgy also has a slightly protruding lower jaw, which gives it a distinct appearance.

The Red Porgy is commonly found in rocky reefs and offshore habitats, typically at depths ranging from 30 to 300 feet. They are known to live for up to 30 years and are relatively slow-growing. Red Porgy spawns during the late spring and summer, and the eggs are fertilized externally. Females can release several hundred thousand eggs per season, which are then carried away by ocean currents to hatch and develop in open waters.

The Red Porgy is considered to be a threatened species due to overfishing, habitat loss, and other factors. In response to this, several conservation efforts have been implemented to help protect and restore populations. These include measures such as fishing quotas, restrictions on commercial and recreational fishing, and habitat protection. Additionally, scientific research is ongoing to better understand the biology and ecology of this species to help inform future conservation efforts.

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