Crevalle Jack

Description: Color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent bl

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Cobia

Description: Long, slim fish with broad depressed head; lower jaw projects past upper jaw; dark lateral stripe extends through eye to tail; first dors

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Cero Mackerel

Description: Color of back iridescent bluish green; sides silvery; yellow spots forming lines above and below a bronze stripe from pectoral fin to bas

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Bluefish

Description: Color blue or greenish blue on back, sides silvery; mouth large; teeth prominent, sharp, and compressed; dorsal and anal fins nearly the

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Blue Runner

Description: Color light olive to bluish green above, silvery gray to golden below; frequently black spot on operculum; readily distinguished from cre

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Atl. Spanish Mackerel

Territory: Inshore, near shore and offshore, especially over reefs; absent from north Florida waters in winter. Size: Average catch less than 2 pounds

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African Pompano

Description: Body is deep and compressed; coloration is metallic-blue above, silvery below; snout is blunt; pelvic fins are longer than the maxilla; s

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Yellowfin Tuna

Description: Pectoral fin moderately long, reaching point below beginning of second dorsal fin; second dorsal fin and all finlets yellow; no white rea

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White Marlin

Description: Color of body dark blue to chocolate brown, shading to slivery white underbelly; noticeable sports on dorsal fin; upper jaw elongated in

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Wahoo

Description: Body slender; elongate jaws form a pointed beak; dark bluish above, with about 30 dark bars; whitish below first dorsal fin long and low,

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Swordfish

Description: Color of back variable, black, grayish blue, brown, metallic purple, or bronze; sides dusky; underbelly dirty white; long flat, sword-lik

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Sailfish

Description: Color dark blue on top, brown-blue laterally, silvery white underbelly; upper jaw elongated in form of spear; first dorsal greatly enlarg

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Longbill Spearfish

Description: Color of body dark blue, shading to silvery, white underneath; dorsal fin bluish, others brown-black; two dorsal fins, the first lengthy,

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Dolphin

Description: Bright greenish blue above, yellow on sides, with capability of flashing purple, chartreuse, and a wide range of other colors; body taper

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Blue Marlin

Description: Color cobalt blue on top shading to silvery white on bottom; upper jaw elongated in form of a spear; dorsal fin pointed at front end; pec

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Blackfin Tuna

Description: Pectoral fin moderately long, reaching point below beginning of second dorsal fin; second dorsal fin dusky; all finlets dusky, with white

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Shortfin Mako

Description & Behavior: The shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus (Rafinesque, 1810), aka mako, shortfin, short-finned mako, blue pointer, m

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Scalloped Hammerhead

Habitat: A common tropical and subtropical shark that inhabits the open ocean and the shallow coastal waters of both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts

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Sandbar Shark

The sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, comes from the Carcharhinidae family of sharks, also called requiem sharks. The sandbar shark is also called

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Bonnethead Shark

Habitat: Abundant in nearshore Florida waters. Commonly seen over shallow sand and mud flats. Moves into deeper coastal waters during the colder

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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

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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 throughout; bac

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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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