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PIGFISH
(Hogfish) Orthopristis chrysoptera
Description:
coloration is grayish along the back
fading to silver along the sides and a silvery white
belly; brassy to bronze mottled marks are scat-
tered over much of the body; fins tend to be a
dull golden color; the first dorsal fin has distinct
spines; the name derives from the grunting noise
these fish make when removed from the water.
Similar Fish:
Pinfish.
Size:
up to 2 pounds; average size is
1⁄2 - 1 pound

Here is a document from VMRC for fish ID:
http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/vswft/Angler_Guide/angler_web_guide.pdf
 
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