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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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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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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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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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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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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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 s

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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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Black Sea Bass

Description: Basic color dark brown or black; dorsal fin has rows and stripes of white on black; large males have iridescent blue and ebony markings,

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Almaco Jack

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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Yellowmouth Grouper

Description: Color tan or brown with darker spots; spots, or a network of spots, fused into lines; distinct yellow wash behind the jaws; yellow around

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Yellowfin Grouper

Description: Color highly greenish olive or bright red with longitudinal rows or darker black blotches over entire fish; outer one-third of pectoral f

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Warsaw Grouper

Description: Uniformly dark brown, with no distinctive markings; dorsal fin with 10 spines; second spine very long (much longer than third); caudal fi

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Vermilion Snapper

Description: Color of entire body reddish, with a series of short, irregular lines on its sides, diagonal blue lines formed by spots on the scales abo

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Silk Snapper

Description: Pinkish red over entire body, long triangular snout; anal fin sharply pointed; no dark lateral spot; yellow eye. Similar Fish: Red snappe

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Rock Sea Bass

Description: Color olive-bronze, with dark blotches forming vertical bars; dark black blotch on middle of dorsal-fin base; tip of lower jaw purplish;

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Queen Snapper

Description: Color of back and upper sides red, lower sides; silvery body long and slender; dorsal fin distinctly notched; large eyes; caudal fin deep

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Nassau Grouper

Description: Color light background with brown or red-brown bars on sides; stripe in shape of tuning fork on forehead; third spine of dorsal longer th

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Jolthead Porgy

Description: Generally silvery to brassy, with a bluish cast; front of head brown, with blue line along lower rim of eye; a whitish stripe below eye,

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Blackfin Snapper

Description: Color generally red, with yellowish caudal, anal, and pelvic fins; distinctive and prominent dark comma-shaped blotch at the base of the

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Black Grouper

Description: Olive or gray body coloration with black blotches and brassy spots; gently rounded preopercle. Similar Fish: Gag, M. microlepis; yellowfi

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Bank Sea Bass

Description: Pale olive or brassy-brown in color with indistinct black blotches that form vertical berrings (the blotch above pectoral fin darker); wa

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Horse Eye Jack

Description: Similar in shape to the Crevalle jack, but front of head less steep; blackish blotch at edge of opercle small, poorly defined, or absent;

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Great Barracuda

Description: Gray, with a greenish cast above, whitish below; many irregular, small black blotches on lower side; 18 to 22 diagonal dark bars on upper

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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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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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