Fishes of Lake Worth Lagoon

redband parrotfish

Redband parrotfish (Sparisome aurofrenatum). Photo © Bob Klemow

For the past decade we have been tantalized by the unique nature of Lake Worth Lagoon (LWL), in particular, the area at and adjacent to Blue Heron Bridge, and so have documented the diversity of the fishes by maintaining a working list of species documented from the waters of LWL. As collection-based ichthyologists we have been taught, of course, to demand tangible proof of occurrence, either through curated museum specimens or by photographs. Even records from scientific papers are looked at with scrutiny because, believe it or not, not all fishery biologists are great at fish identification. Thus, we are kind of persnickety in wanting to personally verify identifications! [BTW, we're not perfect either and sometimes have to change an ID, especially when a critter was not in hand (i.e. a photo) at time of initial identification.]

Surprisingly there are not very many specimens from LWL deposited in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History, a bit odd considering the location and historical importance of the area in fisheries. Most species occurring in LWL have been verified using photographs forwarded to the Museum and this web site was, in part, developed to encourage deposition of specimens and submission of photographic documentation of "missing" species. We include a list of potential species with the intention of fostering some interest in "filling in the holes" as common species often are photographically passed up in favor of the search for rarer species.

The species chosen as "potentials" obviously is subjective, but given the very special nature of this site - with shallow and deepwater fishes, soft- and hard-bottom inhabitants, and even some oceanic pelagics visiting the lagoon - we were a bit liberal in inclusion of species. However, since initial development of the list, a number of additional species not originally included - considered "stretches," at best - have been photographed. Interestingly, there are a number of "no brainer" species that are known to be common LWL residents, but have not officially been documented. This suggests that the documented species list will continue to grow.

Photographers' acronyms:
AD = Anne DuPont
DD = Deb Devers
DS = David Snyder
EB = Elaine Blum
GM = George McGuire
JM = Joe Marino
JT = Judy Townsend
KK = Kirk Kilfoyle
LB = Laurel Bartels
LF = Lureen Ferretti
LI = Linda Ianello
RM = Rob Myers
SB = Sharon Baron
SM = Suzan Meldonian
SM2 = Susan Mears
? = questionable ID

Hopefully the list will prove useful to photographers as it also serves as a defacto "life list" for each photographer shooting in the area. Because we are always happy to see (and post in the Image Gallery, if given permission) photos, especially those documenting different sexes, color phases, size classes, and behaviors, and as there's always a "better shot," please don't feel disinclined to forward your shots just because others have already "checked off" the species. We'd love to see everyone's initials after each species! I'll update this list periodically - thanks for all your contributions.

The list is presented in taxonomic order, the standard scientific format, as a learning tool for more casual viewers - from this order one can appreciate evolutionary relationships. In this list LWL-documented species are marked as 'verified' and species potentially occurring in LWL but as yet undocumented by specimens or submitted photos remain un-marked. Contributing photographers are credited for each species they have documented using the acronyms at right.

George Burgess, 1 June 2013 

This page is continuously being updated. If you would like to submit a photo to be added to our list, please email Monica Clerio at

OrderFamilyTaxonomic nameCommon namePhotographerCommentsVerified
Orectolobiformes Ginglymostomatidae Ginglymostoma cirratum nurse shark LF Dead remnant x
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas bull shark SM   x
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Rhizoprionodon terraenovae Atlantic sharpnose shark      
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna tiburo bonnethead      
Torpediniformes Narcinidae Narcine bancroftii lesser electric ray EB, JT, LI   x
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata smalltooth sawfish      
Rajiformes Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos lentiginosus Atlantic guitarfish      
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja eglanteria Clearnose skate      
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis americana southern stingray DS    
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis sabina Atlantic stingray      
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis say bluntnose stingray DS    
Myliobatiformes Urolophidae Urobatis jamaicensis yellow stingray AD, DS, JT, SM   x
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura altavela spiny butterfly ray      
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura micrura smooth butterfly ray      
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinari spotted eagle ray SM, DS   x
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Myliobatis freminvillii bullnose ray DD, DS, JT, SM   x
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Myliobatis goodei southern eagle ray      
Myliobatiformes Rhinopteridae Rhinoptera bonasus cownose ray DD, EB, KK   x
Myliobatiformes Mobulidae Manta birostris giant manta      
Myliobatiformes Mobulidae Mobula hypostoma devil ray      
Elopiformes Elopidae Elops saurus ladyfish      
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus tarpon DS   x
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula vulpes bonefish DS   x
Anguilliformes Moringuidae Moringua edwardsi spaghetti eel      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Anarchias similis pygmy moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Echidna catenata chain moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore carychroa chestnut moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore nigricans viper moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax funebris green moray JT   x
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax hubbsi lichen moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax maderensis sharktooth moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax miliaris goldentail moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax moringa spotted moray DD, JT, SM, DS   x
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax nigromarginatus blackedge moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax polygonius polygon moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax saxicola honeycomb moray DD, EB, DS   x
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax vicinus purplemouth moray JT, SM   x
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Muraena retifera reticulate moray      
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Uropterygius macularius marbled moray      
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Ahlia egmontis key worm eel DD, JT   x
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Bascanichthys scuticaris whip eel EB, LF, SB, SM   x
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Echiophis intertinctus spotted spoon-nose eel JT, RM, SM   x
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Myrichthys breviceps sharptail eel AD, JM, JT, SM, DS   x
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Myrichthys ocellatus goldspotted eel      
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Myrophis punctatus speckled worm eel      
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Ophichthus cruentifer margined snake eel      
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Ophichthus gomesii shrimp eel DD, DS   x
Anguilliformes Opichthidae Ophichthus puncticeps palespotted eel      
Anguilliformes Congridae Heteroconger longissimus brown garden eel      
Anguilliformes Congridae Heteroconger luteolus yellow garden eel AD, JM, JT, SM, DS   x
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa cayorum key anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa cubana Cuban anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa hepsetus striped anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa lamprotaenia bigeye anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa lyolepis dusky anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa mitchilli bay anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella perfasciata flat anchovy      
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis eurystole silver anchovy      
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupeidae   JT   x
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Brevoortia smithi yellow menhaden      
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Brevoortia tyrannus Atlantic menhaden      
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Harengula clupeola false pilchard DS    
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Harengula humeralis redear sardine      
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Harengula jaguana scaled sardine DS    
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Jenkinsia lamprotaenia dwarf herring      
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Opisthonema oglinum Atlantic thread herring      
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardinella aurita Spanish sardine LF, DS   x
Siluriformes Ariidae Ariopsis felis hardhead catfish      
Siluriformes Ariidae Bagre marinus gafftopsail catfish      
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus foetens inshore lizardfish AD, DS   x
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus intermedius sand diver AD, JT, SM, DS   x
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus synodus red lizardfish      
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Trachinocephalus myops snakefish JT, DS   x
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Carapus bermudensis pearlfish      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lepophidium jeannae mottled cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lepophidium profundorum fawn cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion antipholus longnose cusk-eel LF   x
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion grayi blotched cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion holbrookii bank cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion josephi crested cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion marginatum striped cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion selenops mooneye cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Otophidium dormitator sleeper cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Otophidium omostigma polka-dot cusk-eel      
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Petrotyx sanguineus redfin brotula      
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Ogilbia cayorum Key brotula      
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Opsanus beta Gulf toadfish      
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Porichthys plectrodon Atlantic midshipman      
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius multiocellatus longlure frogfish      
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius ocellatus ocellated frogfish      
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius pauciradiatus dwarf frogfish AD, JT, DS   x
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius radiosus singlespot frogfish      
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius striatus striated frogfish AD, EB, JM, JT, LF, SM, DS   x
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Histrio histrio sargassumfish      
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Ogcocephalus corniger longnose batfish      
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Ogcocephalus cubifrons polka-dot batfish AD, DD, DS, JT, SM   x
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Ogcocephalus nasutus shortnose batfish JT, LI, DS   x
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Ogcocephalus parvus roughback batfish AD, DS, SM   x
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Ogcocephalus rostellum palefin batfish      
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus striped mullet      
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curema white mullet DS    
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil gyrans whirligig mullet      
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil liza liza      
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil rubrioculus Redeye mullet DS    
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil trichodon fantail mullet      
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Membras martinica rough silverside      
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Menidia beryllina inland silverside      
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Menidia menidia Atlantic silverside      
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Menidia peninsulae tidewater silverside      
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus stipes hardhead silverside      
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Hypoatherina harringtonensis reef silverside      
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon melanurus Atlantic flyingfish      
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Chriodorus atherinoides hardhead halfbeak      
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Euleptorhamphus velox flying halfbeak      
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hemiramphus balao balao      
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hemiramphus brasiliensis ballyhoo DS   x
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Atlantic silverstripe halfbeak      
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hians flat needlefish      
Beloniformes Belonidae Platybelone argalus keeltail needlefish      
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marina Atlantic needlefish      
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura notata redfin needlefish DS   x
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura timucu timucu      
Beloniformes Belonidae Tylosurus acus Atlantic agujon      
Beloniformes Belonidae Tylosurus crocodilus houndfish DD, JT, DS   x
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Kryptolebias marmoratus mangrove rivulus      
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus confluentus marsh killifish      
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus grandis Gulf killifish      
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus majalis striped killifish      
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon variegatus sheepshead minnow      
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Floridichthys carpio goldspotted killifish      
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki eastern mosquitofish      
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna sailfin molly      
Cyprinodontiformes Holocentridae Holocentrus adscensionis squirrelfish      
Cyprinodontiformes Holocentridae Holocentrus rufus longspine squirrelfish      
Cyprinodontiformes Holocentridae Myripristis jacobus blackbar soldierfish      
Cyprinodontiformes Holocentridae Sargocentron coruscum reef squirrelfish      
Cyprinodontiformes Holocentridae Sargocentron vexillarium dusky squirrelfish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Amphelikturus dendritica pipehorse AD, JT, LI   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Anarchopterus criniger fringed pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Anarchopterus tectus insular pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Bryx dunckeri pugnose pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Cosmocampus albirostris whitenose pipefish AD, JT, SM   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Cosmocampus brachycephalus crested pipefish DD, JT   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Cosmocampus elucens shortfin pipefish AD, EB, JM, JT, SM, DS   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Cosmocampus hildebrandi dwarf pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Halicampus crinitus banded pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus erectus lined seahorse AD, EB, JM, SM, DS   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus reidi longsnout seahorse AD, SM   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus zosterae dwarf seahorse      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus lineatus opossum pipefish DS   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Penetopteryx nanus worm pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus floridae dusky pipefish DD, DS   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus fuscus northern pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus louisianae chain pipefish AD, DD, EB, JT, DS   x
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus pelagicus sargassum pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus springeri bull pipefish      
Gasterosteiformes Aulostomidae Aulostomus maculatus Atlantic trumpetfish DS, SM   x
Gasterosteiformes Fistulariidae Fistularia petimba red cornetfish      
Gasterosteiformes Fistulariidae Fistularia tabacaria bluespotted cornetfish DS    
Dactylopteriformes Dactylopteridae Dactylopterus volitans flying gurnard AD, JT, DS   x
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pterois volitans red lionfish AD, DD, JT, LI, DS   x
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena albifimbria coral scorpionfish      
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena bergi goosehead scorpionfish      
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena brasiliensis barbfish AD, DS, JT, SM   x
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena grandicornis plumed scorpionfish AD, DS, JT, LF, SM   x
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena inermis mushroom scorpionfish AD, JT, SM   x
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena plumieri spotted scorpionfish AD, DD, JT, LF, SM, DS   x
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaenodes caribbaeus reef scorpionfish      
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus deepreef scorpionfish      
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Prionotus carolinus barred searobin DS, JT, SM   x
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Prionotus ophryas bandtail searobin AD, EB, JT, JM, SM, DS   x
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Prionotus roseus bluespotted searobin JT, SM, DS   x
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Prionotus rubio blackwing searobin DS, LF, SM   x
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Prionotus scitulus leopard searobin AD, JT, SM, DS   x
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Prionotus tribulus bighead searobin SM   x
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus swordspine snook      
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus smallscale fat snook      
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus tarpon snook      
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus poeyi Mexican snook      
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus undecimalis common snook SM, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Alphestes afer mutton hamlet      
Perciformes Serranidae Centropristis ocyurus bank sea bass DD, EB, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Centropristis philadelphica rock sea bass DS    
Perciformes Serranidae Centropristis striata black sea bass DD, JM, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Cephalopholis cruentata graysby DS    
Perciformes Serranidae Cephalopholis fulva coney DS    
Perciformes Serranidae Diplectrum bivittatum dwarf sand perch DS    
Perciformes Serranidae Diplectrum formosum sand perch JT, GM, SM   x
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus adscensionis rock hind      
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus cyanopodus speckled blue grouper Brock   x
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus guttatus red hind      
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus itajara goliath grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus morio red grouper DD, JT, LT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus mystacinus misty grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus nigritus warsaw grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus niveatus snowy grouper DS    
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus aberrans yellowbelly hamlet      
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus gemma blue hamlet      
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus guttavarius shy hamlet      
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus indigo indigo hamlet JT   x
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus nigricans black hamlet      
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus puella barred hamlet JT   x
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus unicolor butter hamlet DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Serranidae Hypoplectrus sp. tan hamlet DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Liopropoma eukrines wrasse basslet JT   x
Perciformes Serranidae Liopropoma mowbrayi cave basslet      
Perciformes Serranidae Liopropoma rubre peppermint basslet      
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca bonaci black grouper JT, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca interstitialis yellowmouth grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca microlepis gag      
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca phenax scamp DS    
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca tigris tiger grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca venenosa yellowfin grouper      
Perciformes Serranidae Paranthias furcifer Atlantic creolefish      
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus bistrispinus freckled soapfish JT, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus maculatus whitespotted soapfish      
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus saponaceus greater soapfish      
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus subbifrenatus spotted soapfish      
Perciformes Serranidae Schultzea beta school bass      
Perciformes Serranidae Serraniculus pumilio pygmy sea bass DS, JT, LI, SM, SM2   x
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus annularis orangeback bass JT   x
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus baldwini lantern bass AD, DS, JM, JT, KK, SM   x
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus phoebe tattler DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus subligarius belted sandfish JT, KK, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus tabacarius tabaccofish      
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus tigrinus harlequin bass JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus tortugarum chalk bass JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Grammatidae Gramma loreto fairy basslet SM   x
Perciformes Grammatidae Gramma melacara blackcap basslet      
Perciformes Opistognathidae Opistognathus aurifrons yellowhead jawfish AD, JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Opistognathidae Opistognathus macrognathus banded jawfish AD, DD, DS, LF, SM   x
Perciformes Opistognathidae Opistognathus maxillosus mottled jawfish      
Perciformes Opistognathidae Opistognathus robinsi spotfin jawfish DS    
Perciformes Opistognathidae Opistognathus whitehursti dusky jawfish AD, DS, JT, LF, SM   x
Perciformes Priacanthidae Heteropriacanthus cruentatus glasseye snapper      
Perciformes Priacanthidae Priacanthus arenatus bigeye      
Perciformes Priacanthidae Pristigenys alta short bigeye SM   x
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon affinis bigtooth cardinalfish      
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon binotatus barred cardinalfish DS    
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon maculatus flamefish SM, DS   x
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon lachneri whitestar cardinalfish      
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon pseudomaculatus twospot cardinalfish DS, JT   x
Perciformes Apogonidae Astrapogon puncticulatus blackfin cardinalfish JT, DS   x
Perciformes Apogonidae Astrapogon stellatus conchfish      
Perciformes Apogonidae Phaeoptyx conklini freckled cardinalfish      
Perciformes Malacanthidae Malacanthus plumieri sand tilefish      
Perciformes Pomatomidae Pomatomus saltatrix bluefish      
Perciformes Echeneidae Echeneis naucrates sharksucker DD, DS, SM   x
Perciformes Echeneidae Echeneis neucratoides whitefin sharksucker LF   x
Perciformes Rachycentridae Rachycentron canadum cobia      
Perciformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena equiselis pompano dolphinfish      
Perciformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurus dolphinfish JT, LF   x
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliaris African pompano      
Perciformes Carangidae Carangoides bartholomaei yellow jack DD, JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Carangoides crysos blue runner DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx hippos crevalle jack JT, DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx latus horse-eye jack      
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx ruber bar jack      
Perciformes Carangidae Chloroscombrus chrysurus Atlantic bumper      
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus punctatus round scad      
Perciformes Carangidae Elagatis bipinnulata rainbow runner      
Perciformes Carangidae Naucrates ductor pilotfish      
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites saurus leatherjack DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Selar crumenophthalmus bigeye scad DS    
Perciformes Carangidae Selene setapinnis Atlantic moonfish      
Perciformes Carangidae Selene vomer lookdown JT, DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola dumerili greater amberjack      
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola fasciata lesser amberjack      
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola rivoliana almaco jack      
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola zonata banded rudderfish DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus carolinus Florida pompano      
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus falcatus permit DS   x
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus goodei palometa      
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus analis mutton snapper DS   x
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus apodus schoolmaster DS, SM   x
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus campechanus red snapper      
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus cyanopterus cubera snapper      
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus griseus gray snapper JT, DS   x
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus jocu dog snapper      
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus mahogoni mahogany snapper      
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus synagris lane snapper JT, LF, SM   x
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus chrysurus yellowtail snapper DS    
Perciformes Lobotidae Lobotes surinamensis Atlantic tripletail      
Perciformes Gerreidae Diapterus auratus Irish pompano      
Perciformes Gerreidae Diapterus rhombeus rhombic mojarra      
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus argenteus spotfin mojarra      
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gula silver jenny DS    
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus harengulus tidewater mojarra      
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus havana bigeye mojarra DS    
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus jonesii slender mojarra      
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus lefroyi mottled mojarra      
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterus flagfin mojarra DS    
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri striped mojarra      
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus yellowfin mojarra DS, JT   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Anisotremus surinamensis black margate      
Perciformes Haemulidae Anisotremus virginicus porkfish JT, SM   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon album margate DS    
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon aurolineatum tomtate DS    
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon carbonarium caesar grunt      
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon chrysargyreum smallmouth grunt LF, DS   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon flavolineatum French grunt DS, SM   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon macrostomum Spanish grunt      
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon melanurum cottonwick JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon parra sailors choice DS    
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon plumierii white grunt DS, SM,   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon sciurus bluestriped grunt DS    
Perciformes Haemulidae Haemulon striatum striped grunt DS   x
Perciformes Haemulidae Orthopristis chrysoptera pigfish DS    
Perciformes Sparidae Archosargus probatocephalus sheepshead DS, JT, LF   x
Perciformes Sparidae Archosargus rhomboidalis sea bream      
Perciformes Sparidae Calamus arctifrons grass porgy DS, SM   x
Perciformes Sparidae Calamus bajonado jolthead porgy      
Perciformes Sparidae Calamus calamus saucereye porgy      
Perciformes Sparidae Calamus penna sheepshead porgy DS, SM   x
Perciformes Sparidae Calamus proridens littlehead porgy DS   x
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus argenteus silver porgy DS    
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus holbrookii spotted pinfish DS   x
Perciformes Sparidae Lagodon rhomboides pinfish SM, DS   x
Perciformes Polynemidae Polydactylus octonemus Atlantic threadfin      
Perciformes Polynemidae Polydactylus oligodon littlescale threadfin      
Perciformes Polynemidae Polydactylus virginicus barbu      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Bairdiella chrysoura silver perch      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Bairdiella sanctaeluciae striped croaker      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Cynoscion nebulosus spotted seatrout      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Cynoscion nothus silver seatrout      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Equetus lanceolatus jackknife-fish DD, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Sciaenidae Equetus punctatus spotted drum SM   x
Perciformes Sciaenidae Leiostomus xanthurus spot DS    
Perciformes Sciaenidae Menticirrhus americanus southern kingfish      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic croaker      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Odontoscion dentex reef croaker LF   x
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pareques acuminatus high-hat JM, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pareques umbrosus cubbyu JM, JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pogonias cromis black drum      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Sciaenops ocellatus red drum      
Perciformes Sciaenidae Umbrina coroides sand drum      
Perciformes Mullidae Mulloidichthys martinicus yellow goatfish      
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus auratus red goatfish DS    
Perciformes Mullidae Pseudupeneus maculatus spotted goatfish SM   x
Perciformes Mullidae Upeneus parvus dwarf goatfish JT   x
Perciformes Pempheridae Pempheris schomburgkii glassy sweeper      
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Prognathodes aculeatus longsnout butterflyfish      
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon capistratus foureye butterflyfish SM   x
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon ocellatus spotfin butterflyfish DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon sedentarius reef butterflyfish JT, SM   x
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon striatus banded butterflyfish      
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Holacanthus bermudensis blue angelfish DS, SM   x
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Holacanthus ciliaris queen angelfish      
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Holacanthus bermudensis x Holacanthus ciliaris hybrid SM   x
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Holacanthus tricolor rock beauty SM   x
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Pomacanthus arcuatus gray angelfish DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Pomacanthus paru French angelfish JM, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus incisor yellow chub DS    
Perciformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus sectatrix Bermuda chub DS    
Perciformes Cirrhitidae Amblycirrhitus pinos redspotted hawkfish      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf saxatilis sergeant major JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf taurus night sergeant      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis cyanea blue chromis      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis enchrysura yellowtail reeffish      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis insolata sunshinefish      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis multilineata brown chromis      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis scotti purple reeffish LF   x
Perciformes Pomacentridae Dascyllus aruanus humbug dascyllus DD   x
Perciformes Pomacentridae Microspathodon chrysurus yellowtail damselfish      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes adustus dusky damselfish      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes diencaeus longfin damselfish      
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes leucostictus beaugregory JT, LF, SM   x
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes partitus bicolor damselfish SM   x
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes planifrons threespot damselfish DS    
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes variabilis cocoa damselfish JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Bodianus pulchellus spotfin hogfish      
Perciformes Labridae Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish SM   x
Perciformes Labridae Clepticus parrae creole wrasse      
Perciformes Labridae Decodon puellaris red hogfish      
Perciformes Labridae Doratonotus megalepis dwarf wrasse      
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres bathyphilus greenband wrasse      
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres bivittatus slippery dick JM, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres caudalis painted wrasse DS    
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres cyanocephalus yellowcheek wrasse      
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres garnoti yellowhead wrasse SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres maculipinna clown wrasse DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres pictus rainbow wrasse      
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres poeyi blackear wrasse DS, JM, SM   x
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres radiatus puddingwife JM, JT, LT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Lachnolaimus maximus hogfish DS, EB, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma bifasciatum bluehead SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys martinicensis rosy razorfish SM, JT   x
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys novacula pearly razorfish JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys splendens green razorfish JM, JT, KK, SM   x
Perciformes Scaridae Cryptotomus roseus bluelip parrotfish JT, DS   x
Perciformes Scaridae Nicholsina usta emerald parrotfish JT   x
Perciformes Scaridae Scarus coelestinus midnight parrotfish DS, SM   x
Perciformes Scaridae Scarus coeruleus blue parrotfish DS    
Perciformes Scaridae Scarus guacamaia rainbow parrotfish DS   x
Perciformes Scaridae Scarus iserti striped parrotfish JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Scaridae Scarus taeniopterus princess parrotfish      
Perciformes Scaridae Scarus vetula queen parrotfish      
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma atomarium greenblotch parrotfish      
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma aurofrenatum redband parrotfish JT, DS   x
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma chrysopterum redtail parrotfish DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma radians bucktooth parrotfish DS, JT   x
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma rubripinne yellowtail parrotfish KK, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma viride stoplight parrotfish LF, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Astroscopus guttatus northern stargazer      
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Astroscopus y-graecum southern stargazer AD, DS, EB, GM, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Enneanectes altivelis lofty triplefin      
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Enneanectes boehlkei roughhead triplefin      
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Enneanectes pectoralis redeye triplefin      
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Dactyloscopus crossotus bigeye stargazer      
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Dactyloscopus moorei speckled stargazer      
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Dactyloscopus tridigitatus sand stargazer      
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Gillellus greyae arrow stargazer      
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Gillellus healae masked stargazer DD   x
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Gillellus uranidea warteye stargazer      
Perciformes Dactyloscopidae Platygillellus rubrocinctus saddle stargazer      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus bucciferus puffcheek blenny JT, SM   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus gobio palehead blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus guppyi mimic blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus haitiensis longfin blenny JT   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus kalisherae downy blenny JT, LF, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus nigricinctus spotcheek blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus nuchipinnis hairy blenny DD, EB, JT, LI, SM All L. nuchipinnis may be L. conditus (DS) x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Malacoctenus aurolineatus goldline blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Malacoctenus macropus rosy blenny JT, LI, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Malacoctenus triangulatus saddled blenny JT, DS   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Nemaclinus atelestos threadfin blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Paraclinus cingulatus coral blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Paraclinus fasciatus banded blenny DD, GM, JT, LF   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Paraclinus grandicomis horned blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Paraclinus infrons bald blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Paraclinus marmoratus marbled blenny DD, JT   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Paraclinus nigripinnis blackfin blenny DD   x
Perciformes Labrisomidae Starksia ocellata checkered blenny      
Perciformes Labrisomidae Starksia starcki key blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Acanthemblemaria aspera roughhead blenny JT   x
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Acanthemblemaria chaplini papillose blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Chaenopsis limbaughi yellowface pikeblenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Chaenopsis ocellata bluethroat pikeblenny AD, DD, DS, JT, LF, SM   x
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Chaenopsis roseola freckled pikeblenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Emblemaria atlantica banner blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Emblemaria pandionis sailfin blenny AD, DS, JM, JT, LF, SM   x
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Emblemaria piratula pirate blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Emblemariopsis bahamensis blackhead blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Emblemariopsis diaphana glass blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Hemiemblemaria simula wrasse blenny JT   x
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Stathmonotus hemphilli blackbelly blenny      
Perciformes Chaenopsidae Stathmonotus stahli eelgrass blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Chasmodes bosquianus striped blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Chasmodes saburrae Florida blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Entomacrodus nigricans pearl blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis oyster blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypleurochilus bermudensis barred blenny SM, DS   x
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypleurochilus caudovittatus zebratail blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypleurochilus geminatus crested blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypleurochilus multifilis featherduster blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypleurochilus springeri orangespotted blenny DS    
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypsoblennius hentz feather blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypsoblennius invemar tessellated blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Hypsoblennius ionthas freckled blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Lupinoblennius nicholsi highfin blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Lupinoblennius vinctus mangrove blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Ophioblennius macclurei redlip blenny      
Perciformes Blenniidae Parablennius marmoreus seaweed blenny DD, EB, JM, JT, KK, SB, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Blenniidae Scartella cristata molly miller JT, DS   x
Perciformes Gobiesocidae Acyrtops beryllinus emerald clingfish      
Perciformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox punctulatus stippled clingfish      
Perciformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox strumosus skilletfish      
Perciformes Callionymidae Diplogrammus pauciradiatus spotted dragonet      
Perciformes Callionymidae Foetorepus agassizii spotfin dragonet      
Perciformes Callionymidae Foetorepus goodenbeani palefin dragonet      
Perciformes Callionymidae Paradiplogrammus bairdi lancer dragonet AD, DS, JM, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus fat sleeper      
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris amblyopsis largescaled spinycheek sleeper      
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris perniger smallscaled spinycheek sleeper      
Perciformes Eleotridae Erotelis smaragdus emerald sleeper      
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor bigmouth sleeper      
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana river goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Barbulifer ceuthoecus bearded goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Bathygobius curacao notchtongue goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Bathygobius mystacium island frillfin      
Perciformes Gobiidae Bathygobius soporator frillfin goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Bollmannia boqueronensis white-eye goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Bollmannia communis ragged goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Bollmannia eigenmanni shelf goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus alloides barfin goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus dicrus colon goby DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus eidolon pallid goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus glaucofraenum bridled goby JM, JT, DS   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus hyalinus glass goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus kuna kuna goby JT, SM   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus lipernes peppermint goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus personatus masked goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus punctipectophorus spotted goby DS    
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus thrix bartail goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Coryphopterus tortugae sand goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius boleosoma darter goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius fasciatus blotchcheek goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius pseudofasciatus slashcheek goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius saepepallens dash goby DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius shufeldti freshwater goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius smaragdus emerald goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius stigmaticus marked goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius stigmaturus spottail goby DS    
Perciformes Gobiidae Elacatinus horsti yellowline goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Elacatinus macrodon tiger goby DS, JT, SM   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Elacatinus oceanops neon goby DS    
Perciformes Gobiidae Elacatinus xanthiprora yellowprow goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Evermannichthys spongicola sponge goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Evorthodus lyricus lyre goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gnatholepis thompsoni goldspot goby JM, LI, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides broussonetii violet goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobionellus oceanicus highfin goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma bosc naked goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma ginsburgi seaboard goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma grosvenori rockcut goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma longipala twoscale goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma robustum code goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobulus myersi paleback goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Lophogobius cyprinoides crested goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Lythrypnus elasson dwarf goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Lythrypnus nesiotes island goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Lythrypnus phorellus convict goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Lythrypnus spilus bluegold goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Microgobius carri Seminole goby DS, SM   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Microgobius gulosus clown goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Microgobius microlepis banner goby DS, SM   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Microgobius thalassinus green goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Nes longus orangespotted goby DS, JT   x
Perciformes Gobiidae Oxyurichthys stigmalophius spotfin goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Palatogobius paradoxus mauve goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Priolepis hipoliti rusty goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Psilotris alepis scaleless goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Psilotris batrachodes toadfish goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Psilotris celsus highspine goby      
Perciformes Gobiidae Risor ruber tusked goby      
Perciformes Microdesmidae Cerdale floridana pugjaw wormfish DS    
Perciformes Microdesmidae Microdesmus carri stippled wormfish      
Perciformes Microdesmidae Microdesmus lanceolatus lancetail wormfish      
Perciformes Microdesmidae Microdesmus longipinnis pink wormfish      
Perciformes Ptereleotridae Ptereleotris calliura blue dartfish JT, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Ptereleotridae Ptereleotris helenae hovering dartfish      
Perciformes Ephippidae Chaetodipterus faber Atlantic spadefish JT, LF, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus bahianus ocean surgeon SM, DS   x
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus chirurgus doctorfish DS, JT   x
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus coeruleus blue tang SM, DS   x
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena barracuda great barracuda EB, JT, LF, SM, DS   x
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena borealis northern sennet      
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena guachancho guaguanche      
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena picudilla southern sennet      
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus lepturus Atlantic cutlassfish      
Perciformes Scombridae Euthynnus alletteratus little tunny      
Perciformes Scombridae Scomberomorus maculatus Spanish mackerel DS   x
Perciformes Scombridae Scomberomorus regalis cero DS   x
Stromateiformes Nomeidae Psenes cyanophrys freckled driftfish      
Pleuronactiformes Bothidae Bothus lunatus peacock flounder SM   x
Pleuronactiformes Bothidae Bothus ocellatus eyed flounder AD, DS, JM, KK, SM   x
Pleuronactiformes Bothidae Bothus robinsi twospot flounder JT, SM   x
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Ancylopsetta dilecta three-eye flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Ancylopsetta quadrocellata ocellated flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys macrops spotted whiff AD, DD, JT   x
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys spilopterus bay whiff      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Cyclopsetta fimbriata spotfin flounder DS, JT, LI, SM   x
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Etropus crossotus fringed flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Etropus microstomus smallmouth flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Etropus rimosus gray flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Gastropsetta frontalis shrimp flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Paralichthys albigutta Gulf flounder DS    
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Paralichthys lethostigma southern flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Paralichthys squamilentus broad flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Syacium gunteri shoal flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Syacium micrurum channel flounder DS   x
Pleuronactiformes Paralichthyidae Syacium papillosum dusky flounder      
Pleuronactiformes Achiridae Achirus lineatus lined sole JT   x
Pleuronactiformes Achiridae Gymnachirus melas naked sole AD, JT, KK   x
Pleuronactiformes Achiridae Gymnachirus texae fringed sole      
Pleuronactiformes Achiridae Trinectes inscriptus scrawled sole      
Pleuronactiformes Achiridae Trinectes maculatus hogchoker      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus arawak Caribbean tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus billykrietei chocolatebanded tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus civitatium offshore tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus diomedeanus spottedfin tonguefish AD, JT, LI, DS   x
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus marginatus margined tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus minor largescale tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus parvus pygmy tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus pelicanus longtail tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus piger deepwater tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus plagiusa blackcheek tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus stigmosus blotchfin tonguefish      
Pleuronactiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus urospilus spottail tonguefish      
Tatraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes capriscus gray triggerfish DS, JT, SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes vetula queen triggerfish DS, JT   x
Tatraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis maculata rough triggerfish      
Tatraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis sufflamen ocean triggerfish      
Tatraodontiformes Balistidae Melichthys niger black durgon      
Tatraodontiformes Balistidae Xanthichthys ringens sargassum triggerfish      
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus heudelotii dotterel filefish DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus monoceros unicorn filefish SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus schoepfii orange filefish DS    
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptus scrawled filefish DS, JT, SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Cantherhines macrocerus whitespotted filefish DS    
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Cantherhines pullus orangespotted filefish      
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Monacanthus ciliatus fringed filefish EB   x
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Monacanthus tuckeri slender filefish JT   x
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Stephanolepis hispidus planehead filefish DS, EB, JM, JT, KK, SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Monacanthidae Stephanolepis setifer pygmy filefish      
Tatraodontiformes Ostraciidae Acanthostracion polygonia honeycomb cowfish      
Tatraodontiformes Ostraciidae Acanthostracion quadricornis scrawled cowfish JT, SM, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Ostraciidae Lactophrys bicaudalis spotted trunkfish AD, DD, JT, SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Ostraciidae Lactophrys trigonis trunkfish AD, DS, EB, JT, LI   x
Tatraodontiformes Ostraciidae Lactophrys triqueter smooth trunkfish      
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster jamestyleri goldface toby      
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster rostrata sharpnose puffer JT, SM, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus laevigatus smooth puffer LB   x
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus lagocephalus oceanic puffer      
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides dorsalis marbled puffer      
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides maculatus northern puffer      
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides nephelus southern puffer JM, SM, SM2, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides parvus least puffer      
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides spengleri bandtail puffer AD, DD, DS, JM, SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides testudineus checkered puffer AD, JT, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Diodontidae Chilomycterus antennatus bridled burrfish      
Tatraodontiformes Diodontidae Chilomycterus antillarum web burrfish EB, SM, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Diodontidae Chilomycterus atringa spotted burrfish JT, SM, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Diodontidae Chilomycterus schoepfii striped burrfish DS, EB, GM, JT, SM   x
Tatraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon holocanthus balloonfish AD, SM, DS   x
Tatraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon hystrix porcupinefish DS