Blacktip Shark

Habitat: Common in Florida’s coastal waters, bays and estuaries. A very active, fast-swimming shark often seen at the surface. Often forms large schoo

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Blacknose Shark

Description: The blacknose shark is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in subtropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean between la

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Atl. Sharpnose Shark

Description: Long and flattened snout; white trailing edge of pectoral; black-edged dorsal and caudal fins, especially when young; may have small whit

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Yellowfin Menhaden

Description: Silvery, with a greenish or bluish back; fins golden yellow; a single dark shoulder spot; scales on back noticeably smaller than those on

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Tomtate

Description: Deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated; body more flattened than

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Striped Anchovy

Description: Snout length somewhat less than eye diameter; silver stripe on body narrow – width less than eye diameter or snout length throughou

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Striped (Black) Mullet

Description: Color bluish-gray or green above, shading to silver on sides, with indistinct horizontal black barrings, white below; fins lightly scaled

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Spottail Pinfish

Description: Dark saddle on caudal peduncle sometimes forms a complete ring around peduncle in adults; eight faint bars on body, alternately long and

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Spanish Sardine

Description: Back bluish gray, sometimes greenish; sides silvery to brassy; slender body. Where Found: In schools ranging from North Gulf of Mexico to

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Scaled Sardine

Description: Solid back with dark streaks, usually single small dark spot at upper edge of opercule and sometimes one at shoulder. Where Found: North

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Round Scad

Other Local Names: Cigar minnow. Description: Long, fusiform; greenish-blue fading to silver on sides, belly white; narrow, yellowish stripe from head

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Pinfish

Description: Small mouth with incisor-like teeth; distinctive black spot behind the gill cover; body bluish-silver with blue and orange-yellow horizon

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Leatherjacket

Description: Body silvery, bluish above; fins yellow; rear parts of dorsal and anal fins consist of a series of finelts; spinous dorsal fin has 5 well

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Atlantic Thread Herring

Description: Back dark blue/gray, sides silvery, belly white; small head. Where Found: In salt water from Cape Cod to Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico

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Atlantic Bumper

Description: Silvery to golden below; yellowish anal and caudal fins; conspicuous black saddle on caudal peduncle and small black area at edge of oper

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American Shad

Description: Color of back green or greenish blue with metallic lustre; silvery sides, white underneath (colors darken when fish enters fresh water to

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