A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S. argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug.
flesh of fish found in colder waters of northern Atlantic coast of the United States
lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish
The scup or porgy, Stenotomus chrysops, is a fish which occurs primarily in the Atlantic from Massachusetts to South Carolina.