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The body is oval and short, compressed and very deep, its depth about half its length. Its head is steeply sloped, short and deep, with a thin and gibbous profile, and small mouth. It is very similar in conformation to the Jolt¬head porgy, but is more humpbacked, being quite, elevated above the shoulder. The color is generally silvery with bluish reflections. The scales are bluish in the center and having a brassy golden edge, forming longitudinal stripes, with pearly-bluish interspaces. A blue saucer shaped line is found under the each eye and the unscaled portions of the cheeks and snout are purplish blue with round yellow to brassy spots. Also the corners of the mouths are yellow. They can occasionally have a yellow wash over their head and may display a striped or blotched pattern when feeding.
Moho Cay, Belize