Pigfish

Other Names: Piggy, Piggy Perch, Grunt. Pigfish are characterized by irregular barring on the cheeks, a mottled appearance, or indistinct, irregular v

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Littlehead Porgy

The littlehead porgy, Calamus proridens is an ocean-going species of game fish of the family, Sparidae. It is only found in the western portion of the

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Gulf Kingfish

Often referred to as whiting. Similar to the Southern Kingfish but caudal fin has a blackish tip; side silvery, without dark marks; tip of spinous dor

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Bay Anchovy

The bay anchovy is a small, translucent fish that lives in schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay. It is the most abundant fish in the Bay. Bay anchovi

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Ballyhoo

The ballyhoo or bally, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, is a baitfish of the halfbeak family (Hemiramphidae). It is similar to the Balao halfbeak (Hemiramphu

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Spot

The spot croaker (Leiostomus xanthurus) or spot is a small saltwater fish species inhabiting estuary and coastal waters along the eastern coast of Uni

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Southern Kingfish

The southern kingfish, southern kingcroaker, the king whiting or the Carolina whiting, is a species of marine fish in the family Sciaenidae. It lives

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Scaled Sardine

The scaled sardine, Harengula jaguana, is a herring-like fish in the family Clupeidae. It is native to coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, f

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Gulf Menhaden

The Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a small marine filter feeding fish belonging to the family Clupeidae. The range of Gulf menhaden encompasse

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Bigeye Scad

The bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) is an oceanic fish found in tropical regions around the globe. Other common names include mas bango, akule, c

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Southern Stingray

Identification: Color brownish dorsally and whitish ventrally. Disc broad angular (rhomboid) with pointed corners. Snout moderate, not protrusive. Spi

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Red Snapper

Appearance: Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below. Long triangular snout. Anal fin is sharply pointed. No dark lateral spot. Red eye. Habi

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Palometa

Appearance: Grayish-blue-green on top of head and along the back. Bright silvery sides. Yellow on breast. Elongated dorsal and anal fins. Dusky or bla

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Lesser Amberjack

Appearance: Olive green or brownish black and silver sides. Dark band (variably present) extends upward from eye. Juveniles have split or wavy bars on

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Hardhead Catfish

Appearance: Brownish to gray-green. White to yellowish below. Fin spines with no fleshy filaments. Barbel at corner of mouth not very flattened and sh

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Gafftopsail Catfish

Appearance: Bluish above. Silvery below. Dorsal and pectoral fins with long, fleshy filaments on spines. Barbel at corner of mouth flattened, bandlike

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Fantail Mullet

Appearance: Color olive green with blue tints on back, shading to silvery sides, white below. Anal and pelvic fins yellowish. Dark blotch at base of p

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Banded Rudderfish

Appearance: Fish that are less than 11 inches long have a dark band from the eye to the first dorsal fin and six prominent bars on body. Larger fish a

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Bull Shark

Habitat: Common apex predator that inhabits estuarine, nearshore and offshore waters of both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida. Commonly enters

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Yellowtail Snapper

Description: Back and upper sides olive to bluish with yellow spots; lower sides and belly with alternating narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow strip

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White Grunt

Description: Body color light bluish-gray, head with horizontal blue stripes, white underbelly; black blotch on preopercle; margin of each scale bronz

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Sheepshead

Description: Basic silvery color, with 5 or 6 distinct vertical black bars on sides, not always the same on both sides; prominent teeth, including inc

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Schoolmaster

Description: Color olive gray on upper sides with yellow tinge, sometimes with reddish tinge around head; long triangular snout; eight pale vertical b

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Scamp

Description: Color light gray or brown; large adults with elongated caudal-fin rays; reddish-brown spots on sides that tend to be grouped into lines;

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Sand Perch

Description: Body and dorsal fins with many dark brown bars and alternating orange and blue horizontal lines; head with many blue lines; preopercular

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Red Porgy

Description: The only American porgy with a rear nostril that is round (not slit-like); head and body silvery red, with many tiny blue spots. Size: To

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Red Grouper

Description: Color brownish red; lining of mouth scarlet-orange; blotches on sides in unorganized pattern; second spine of dorsal fin longer than othe

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Mutton Snapper

Description: Color olive green on back and upper sides, all fins below the lateral line having reddish tinge; bright blue line below eye, following co

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Mangrove Snapper

Description: Color dark brown or gray with reddish or orane spots in rows along the sides; dark horizontal band from snout through eye (young only); t

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Mahogany Snapper

Description: Color grayish-olive with a reddish tinge; conspicuous dark spot, about the size of the eye, below the soft dorsal fin, 1/4 to 1/2 of it b

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Lane Snapper

Description: Color silvery-pink to reddish with short, irregular pink and yellow lines on its sides; diffuse black spot, about as large as the eye; th

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Knobbed Porgy

Description: Body deep; front profile very steep; nape projects strongly in large adults; body generally silvery, with a rosy cast; cheek and snout da

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Hogfish

Description: Body deep, strongly compressed; color varies, but never bicolored; usually reddish, sometimes bright brick red; soft dorsal fin with a la

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Greater Amberjack

Description: Dark stripe (variably present) extends from nose to in front of dorsal fin and "lights up" when fish is in feeding mode; no scutes; soft

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Gray Triggerfish

Description: Entirely olive-gray; dorsal and anal fins marbled; caudal fin lobes elongate in large adults; one or more enlarged scales behind gill ope

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Grass Porgy

Description: Pale tan to silvery; dark olive above; dark bar across nape extends through eye to corner of mouth; dark blotches on body, in about 5 ver

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Goliath Grouper

Description: Head and fins covered with small black spots; irregular dark vertical bars present on the sides of body; pectoral and caudal fin rounded;

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Gag Grouper

Description: Brownish gray in color with dark worm-like markings on sides; strong serrated spur at bottom margin of preopercle, less noticeable in lar

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Dog Snapper

Description: Color brown with a bronze tinge, lighter on sides; canine teeth very sharp, one pair notably enlarge, visible even when mouth is closed;

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Cubera Snapper

Description: Color dark brown or gray, may have a reddish tinge; broad-based triangular tooth patch on roof of mouth without a posterior extension; de

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