Porkfish GALLERY

Anisotremus virginicus

The Porkfish is the most unusual looking of the Grunt family of fishes. Seen only occasionally and in some very surprising locations, they are easy to identify. There's no other fish that looks quite like it. I've only seen individuals schooling with other grunts. I've found them to be stand-offish and difficult to approach. Adults observed along rocky shoreline in depths of about 6-10 feet. Juvenile fish often act as cleaners, like the one cleaning the Bar Jack, but as grunts it's unusual to see them acting as cleaner fish as an adult, as the one cleaning the Stingray. Can grow to over a foot in length.

Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus
Porkfish - Anisotremus virginicus

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