The Jolthead Porgy has a distinctive rounded head with higher larger eyes and a splotched yellowish brown appearance. Some Joltheads may also be greyish in color and have bluish stripes. Above the eyeball a blue splotch may also be present.
Habitat & Behaviour
Jolthead Porgies can be found as solitary fish in coastal waters, preferring vegetation and sandy bottoms. They can also be found on the bottom of coral reefs and in schools if they are young.
Joltheads are known to feed on invertebrates.
Not very big usually, some to get quite large. They are easy to handle, some spines on top, but grab from underneath and grab the gill plates.