Home > Fishes > Emporers & Porgies

Updated 5/13/2013

Family Lethrinidae

Emporers

Emperors are snapper-like fishes with large mouths and a flat spine on the gill cover.  They feed upon fish and invertebrates.  The group is well-represented in warm seas where they are popular food fishes but only one species occurs in Hawai‘i.

 

HAWAII

Monotaxis grandoculis

BIGEYE EMPEROR, Juvenile

 

Monotaxis grandoculis

BIGEYE EMPEROR, adult

 

 



Family Sparidae

Porgies

Emperors are snapper-like fishes with disc-shaped bodies and tall faces.  They feed upon invertebrates and small fishes.  The group is well-represented in warm & temperate seas but none occur in Hawai‘i.

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Calamus arctifrons

GRASS PORGY

 

Archosargus probatocephalus

SHEEPSHEAD

 

Archosargus rhomboidalis

WESTERN ATLANTIC SEABREAM

 

 


JAPAN

Pagrus major

 

TAI