The porgy is an Atlantic fish found from New England through Florida and the Bahamas. There are 2 primary species known as the scup and the jolthead. The jolthead porgy is found further south than the scup porgy. The scup averages a couple of pounds while the jolthead porgy is bigger with some of these fish growing larger than 8 pounds.
Scientific Terms and Additonal Information:
Genus and Species: Stenotomus chrysops
Description: Porgies have deep, oblong bodies, and strong jaws and teeth.