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I feel comfortable it is a porgy, but I have trouble distinguishing among the species.  I am thinking jolthead, knobbed or saucereye.  How did I do?  What are the distinguishing marks?

March 1, 2012, Molasses Reef, M-4, fish about 12-inches long, 80-degree bottom temperature, 28 feet deep.

Thank You,



See the big lips and the slopey forehead?  This is a Jolthead Porgy, nice find!

Thank You

Thank you for such a quick, thorough and clear answer.  The more I dive, the older I get, the more I learn.

Safe Diving,


Jolthead Porgy

You can also tell Jolthead by the blue mustache above the lips.


Excellent; that is just the kind of distinctive characteristic I am looking for.

Thank You,


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