Adults are frequently found in coral areas, while the young prefer vegetated (e.g. Thalassia), sandy bottoms.
They feed mainly on mollusks, worms, brittle stars, hermit crabs, crabs and sea urchins.
Pagellus calamus Valenciennes, 1830
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Calamus (Genus)