Biodiversity in Belize
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Marine Fish of Belize

The distinction between "Marine" and "Freshwater" fishes may be difficult to make. Belize's coastal lagoons offer a large gray zone between the two biota. Furthermore, many true marine fish are know to travel upriver for long distances. In addition, many "freshwater" fish have addapted to brackish situations and can even live in freshwater lenses on mangrove cayes.
The data in the table below are derived from FishBase. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science. FishBase was developed at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission (EC).

By clicking the scientific names you will be connected to the description of that species in the FishBase database. The database is large, so progress may be slow!

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Acanthuridae
Acanthurus bahianus Ocean surgeon
Acanthurus chirurgus Doctorfish
Acanthurus coeruleus Blue tang surgeonfish
Achiridae
Achirus declivis Plainfin sole
Achirus lineatus Lined sole
Trinectes paulistanus Slipper sole,  Southern hogchoker
Albulidae
Albula vulpes Bonefish
Alepocephalidae
Alepocephalus agassizii Agassiz' slickhead
Alepocephalus australis Small scaled brown slickhead
Bajacalifornia megalops Bigeye smooth-head
Alopiidae  
Alopias superciliosus Bigeye Tresher Shark
Anguillidae
Anguilla rostrata American eel
Antennariidae
Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish
Antennarius pauciradiatus Dwarf frogfish
Antennarius striatus Striated frogfish
Apogonidae
Apogon binotatus Barred cardinalfish
Apogon lachneri Whitestar cardinalfish
Apogon leptocaulus Slendertail cardinalfish
Apogon maculatus Flamefish
Apogon planifrons Pale cardinalfish
Apogon pseudomaculatus Twospot cardinalfish
Apogon robbyi Striped cardinalfish
Apogon robinsi Roughlip cardinalfish
Apogon townsendi Belted cardinalfish
Astrapogon stellatus Conchfish
Phaeoptyx conklini Freckled cardinalfish
Phaeoptyx pigmentaria Dusky cardinalfish
Ariidae
Bagre marinus Gafftopsail sea catfish
Cathorops spixii Madamango sea catfish
Ariommatidae
Ariomma bondi Silver-rag driftfish
Aulostomidae
Aulostomus maculatus Trumpetfish
Balistidae
Balistes carolinensis Grey triggerfish
Balistes vetula Queen triggerfish
Melichthys niger Black triggerfish
Xanthichthys ringens Sargassum triggerfish
Batrachoididae
Amphichthys gloverensis
Opsanus beta Gulf toadfish
Opsanus dichrostomus
Sanopus astrifer
Sanopus barbatus Bearded toadfish
Sanopus greenfieldorum Whitelined toadfish
Sanopus reticulatus
Belonidae
Ablennes hians Flat needlefish
Platybelone argalus argalus Keeltail needlefish
Strongylura notata notata Redfin needlefish
Strongylura timucu Timucu
Tylosurus acus acus Agujon needlefish
Tylosurus crocodilus crocodilus Hound needlefish
Blenniidae
Entomacrodus nigricans Pearl blenny
Hypleurochilus aequipinnis Oyster blenny
Hypleurochilus springeri Orangespotted blenny
Lupinoblennius dispar Mangrove blenny
Parablennius marmoreus Seaweed blenny
Scartella cristata Molly miller
Bothidae
Bothus lunatus Plate fish
Bothus ocellatus Eyed flounder
Bramidae
Brama brama Atlantic pomfret
Bythitidae
Grammonus claudei Reef-cave brotula
Ogilbia cayorum Key brotula
Carangidae
Alectis ciliaris African pompano
Caranx bartholomaei Yellow jack
Caranx crysos Blue runner
Caranx hippos Crevalle jack
Caranx latus Horse-eye jack
Caranx lugubris Black jack
Caranx ruber Bar jack
Chloroscombrus chrysurus Atlantic bumper
Decapterus macarellus Mackerel scad
Decapterus punctatus Round scad
Elagatis bipinnulata Rainbow runner
Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus Bluntnose jack
Oligoplites saurus Leatherjack
Selar crumenophthalmus Bigeye scad
Selene brownii Caribbean moonfish
Selene setapinnis Atlantic moonfish
Selene vomer Lookdown
Seriola dumerili Greater amberjack
Seriola rivoliana Almaco jack
Seriola zonata Banded rudderfish
Trachinotus carolinus Florida pompano
Trachinotus falcatus Permit
Trachinotus goodei Palometa
Trachurus lathami Rough scad
Carapidae
Carapus bermudensis Pearlfish
Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus acronotus Blacknose shark
Carcharhinus falciformis Silky shark
Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark
Carcharhinus limbatus Blacktip shark
Carcharhinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark
Carcharhinus perezi Caribbean reef shark
Carcharhinus plumbeus Sandbar shark
Carcharhinus porosus Smalltail shark
Galeocerdo cuvier Tiger shark
Negaprion brevirostris Lemon shark
Prionace glauca Blue shark
Rhizoprionodon porosus Caribbean sharpnose shark
Centropomidae
Centropomus ensiferus Swordspine snook
Centropomus parallelus Fat snook
Centropomus pectinatus Tarpon snook
Centropomus poeyi Mexican snook
Centropomus undecimalis Common snook
Chaenopsidae
Acanthemblemaria aspera Roughhead blenny
Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi False papillose blenny
Acanthemblemaria maria Secretary blenny
Acanthemblemaria paula Dwarf spinyhead blenny
Acanthemblemaria spinosa Spinyhead blenny
Chaenopsis limbaughi Yellowface pikeblenny
Chaenopsis ocellata Bluethroat pikeblenny
Coralliozetus cardonae Twinhorn blenny
Emblemaria caldwelli Caribbean blenny
Emblemaria hyltoni Filament blenny
Emblemaria pandionis Sailfin blenny
Emblemaria piratula Pirate blenny
Emblemariopsis leptocirris
Emblemariopsis pricei Seafan blenny
Emblemariopsis signifera
Hemiemblemaria simulus Wrasse blenny
Lucayablennius zingaro Arrow blenny
Stathmonotus gymnodermis Naked blenny
Stathmonotus hemphilli Blackbelly blenny
Stathmonotus stahli Eelgrass blenny
Chaetodontidae
Chaetodon capistratus Foureye butterflyfish
Chaetodon ocellatus Spotfin butterflyfish
Chaetodon striatus Banded butterflyfish
Chlopsidae
Chilorhinus suensonii Seagrass eel
Kaupichthys hyoproroides False moray
Clupeidae
Chirocentrodon bleekerianus Dogtooth herring
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad
Harengula clupeola False herring
Harengula humeralis Redear herring
Harengula jaguana Scaled herring
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia Dwarf round herring
Jenkinsia majua Little-eye round herring
Jenkinsia stolifera Florida round herring
Opisthonema oglinum Atlantic thread herring
Sardinella aurita Round sardinella
Sardinella brasiliensis Brazilian sardinella
Congridae
Heteroconger longissimus
Xenomystax austrinus
Coryphaenidae
Coryphaena equiselis Pompano dolphinfish
Coryphaena hippurus Common dolphinfish
Symphurus arawak Caribbean tonguefish
Symphurus diomedeanus Spottedfin tonguefish
Symphurus ommaspilus Ocellated tonguefish
Symphurus piger Deepwater tonguefish
Symphurus plagiusa Blackcheek tonguefish
Symphurus plagusia Duskycheek tonguefish,  Drab tonguefish
Symphurus rhytisma Patchtail tonguefish
Symphurus tessellatus
Cyprinodontidae
Cyprinodon artifrons Yucatan pupfish
Dactylopteridae
Dactylopterus volitans Flying gurnard
Dactyloscopus poeyi Shortchin stargazer
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus Sand stargazer
Gillellus greyae Arrow stargazer
Gillellus uranidea Warteye stargazer
Platygillellus rubrocinctus Saddle stargazer
Dasyatidae
Dasyatis americana Southern stingray
Dasyatis guttata Longnose stingray
Himantura schmardae Chupare stingray
Diodontidae
Diodon hystrix Spot-fin porcupinefish
Echeneidae
Echeneis naucrates Live sharksucker
Eleotridae
Dormitator maculatus Fat sleeper
Eleotris amblyopsis Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper
Eleotris pisonis  Small-scaled spinycheek sleeper
Erotelis smaragdus Emerald sleeper
Gobiomorus dormitor Bigmouth sleeper
Elopidae
Elops saurus Ladyfish
Engraulidae
Anchoa cayorum Key anchovy
Anchoa colonensis Narrow-striped anchovy
Anchoa cubana Cuban anchovy
Anchoa lamprotaenia Big-eye anchovy
Anchoa lyolepis Shortfinger anchovy
Anchoa parva Little anchovy
Anchovia clupeoides Zabaleta anchovy
Anchoviella elongata Elongate anchovy
Lycengraulis grossidens Atlantic sabretooth anchovy
Ephippidae
Chaetodipterus faber Atlantic spadefish
Exocoetidae
Cheilopogon cyanopterus Margined flyingfish
Cheilopogon exsiliens Bandwing flyingfish
Cheilopogon furcatus Spotfin flyingfish
Cheilopogon melanurus Atlantic flyingfish
Exocoetus obtusirostris Oceanic two-wing flyingfish
Parexocoetus brachypterus Sailfin flyingfish
Prognichthys gibbifrons Bluntnose flyingfish
Fistulariidae
Fistularia petimba Red cornetfish
Fistularia tabacaria Cornet fish
Gempylidae
Diplospinus multistriatus Striped escolar
Gempylus serpens Snake mackerel
Gerreidae
Diapterus auratus Irish mojarra
Diapterus rhombeus Caitipa mojarra,  Silver mojarra
Eucinostomus argenteus Silver mojarra
Eucinostomus gula Jenny mojarra,  Silver jenny
Eucinostomus jonesii Slender mojarra
Eucinostomus lefroyi Mottled mojarra
Eucinostomus melanopterus Flagfin mojarra
Eugerres brasilianus Brazilian mojarra
Eugerres plumieri Striped mojarra
Gerres cinereus Yellow fin mojarra
Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma cirratum Nurse shark
Gobiesocidae
Acyrtops beryllinus Emerald clingfish
Gobiesox barbatulus
Gobiesox punctulatus Stippled clingfish
Gobiidae
Bathygobius soporator Frillfin goby
Coryphopterus eidolon Pallid goby
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum Bridled goby
Coryphopterus personatus Masked goby
Ctenogobius pseudofasciatus Slashcheek goby
Evorthodus lyricus Lyre goby
Garmannia saucra Leopard goby
Gnatholepis thompsoni Goldspot goby
Gobioides broussoneti Violet goby
Gobionellus stigmaturus Spottail goby
Gobiosoma dilepis Orangesided goby
Gobiosoma gemmatum Frecklefin goby
Gobiosoma horsti Yellowline goby
Gobiosoma oceanops Neon goby
Gobiosoma pallens Semiscaled goby
Gobiosoma prochilos Broadstripe goby
Lophogobius cyprinoides Crested goby
Lythrypnus crocodilus Mahogany goby
Lythrypnus heterochroma Diphasic goby
Microgobius microlepis Banner goby
Priolepis hipoliti Rusty goby
Psilotris amblyrhynchus
Psilotris batrachodes Toadfish goby
Psilotris kaufmani
Varicus imswe Whiteband goby
Grammatidae
Gramma linki Yellowlined basslet
Gramma loreto Royal gramma
Gramma melacara Blackcap basslet
Lipogramma evides Banded basslet
Lipogramma flavescens Yellow basslet
Lipogramma klayi Bicolor basslet
Lipogramma robinsi Yellowbar basslet
Haemulidae
Anisotremus surinamensis Black margate
Anisotremus virginicus Porkfish
Conodon nobilis Barred grunt
Haemulon album White margate
Haemulon aurolineatum Tomtate grunt
Haemulon bonariense Black grunt
Haemulon carbonarium Caesar grunt
Haemulon chrysargyreum Smallmouth grunt
Haemulon flavolineatum French grunt
Haemulon macrostoma Spanish grunt
Haemulon melanurum Cottonwick grunt
Haemulon parra Sailor's grunt
Haemulon plumieri Grunt
Haemulon sciurus Bluestriped grunt
Haemulon striatum Striped grunt
Orthopristis chrysoptera Pigfish
Pomadasys corvinaeformis Roughneck grunt
Pomadasys crocro Burro grunt
Hemiramphidae
Euleptorhamphus velox Flying halfbeak
Hemiramphus balao Balao halfbeak
Hemiramphus brasiliensis Ballyhoo
Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi Central American halfbeak
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Common halfbeak,  Silverstripe halfbeak
Holocentridae
Holocentrus ascensionis Squirrelfish
Holocentrus bullisi Deepwater squirrelfish
Holocentrus coruscus Reef squirrelfish
Holocentrus rufus Longspine squirrelfish
Myripristis jacobus Blackbar soldierfish
Plectrypops retrospinis Cardinal soldierfish
Sargocentron vexillarium Dusky squirrelfish
Inermiidae
Inermia vittata Boga
Istiophoridae
Istiophorus albicans Atlantic sailfish
Makaira nigricans Atlantic blue marlin
Tetrapturus albidus Atlantic white marlin
Tetrapturus pfluegeri Longbill spearfish
Kyphosidae
Kyphosus incisor Yellow sea chub
Kyphosus sectatrix Bermuda sea chub
Labridae
Bodianus pulchellus Spotfin hogfish
Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish
Doratonotus megalepis Dwarf wrasse
Halichoeres bivittatus Slippery dick
Halichoeres caudalis Painted wrasse
Halichoeres cyanocephalus Yellowcheek wrasse
Halichoeres garnoti Yellowhead wrasse
Halichoeres maculipinna Clown wrasse
Halichoeres pictus Rainbow wrasse
Halichoeres poeyi Blackear wrasse
Halichoeres radiatus Puddingwife wrasse
Lachnolaimus maximus Hogfish
Thalassoma bifasciatum Bluehead
Xyrichtys martinicensis Rosy razorfish
Xyrichtys novacula Pearly razorfish
Xyrichtys splendens Green razorfish
Labrisomidae
Labrisomus albigenys Whitecheek blenny
Labrisomus bucciferus Puffcheek blenny
Labrisomus gobio Palehead blenny
Labrisomus guppyi Mimic blenny
Labrisomus haitiensis Longfin blenny
Labrisomus kalisherae Downy blenny
Labrisomus nigricinctus Spotcheek blenny
Labrisomus nuchipinnis Hairy blenny
Malacoctenus aurolineatus Goldline blenny
Malacoctenus boehlkei Diamond blenny
Malacoctenus delalandei
Malacoctenus erdmani
Malacoctenus gilli Dusky blenny
Malacoctenus macropus Rosy blenny
Malacoctenus triangulatus Saddled blenny
Malacoctenus versicolor Barfin blenny
Paraclinus barbatus Goatee blenny
Paraclinus cingulatus Coral blenny
Paraclinus fasciatus Banded blenny
Paraclinus infrons Bald blenny
Paraclinus marmoratus Marbled blenny
Paraclinus nigripinnis Blackfin blenny
Starksia atlantica Smooth-eye blenny
Starksia elongata
Starksia hassi Ringed blenny
Starksia lepicoelia Blackcheek blenny
Starksia nanodes
Starksia occidentalis
Starksia sluiteri Chessboard blenny
Starksia starcki Key blenny
Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin mako
Lampridae
Lampris guttatus Opah
Lobotidae
Lobotes surinamensis Atlantic tripletail
Lophiidae
Lophius gastrophysus Blackfin goosefish
Lutjanidae
Etelis oculatus Queen snapper
Lutjanus analis Mutton snapper
Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster snapper
Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper
Lutjanus cyanopterus Cubera snapper
Lutjanus griseus Grey snapper
Lutjanus jocu Dog snapper
Lutjanus mahogoni Mahogany snapper
Lutjanus purpureus Southern red snapper
Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper
Lutjanus vivanus Silk snapper
Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper
Pristipomoides aquilonaris Wenchman
Pristipomoides macrophthalmus Cardinal snapper
Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermilion snapper
Macrouridae
Caelorinchus caelorhincus carminatus Longnose grenadier
Hymenocephalus italicus Glasshead grenadier
Malacocephalus laevis Softhead grenadier
Malacocephalus occidentalis Western softhead grenadier
Sphagemacrurus grenadae Pugnose grenadier
Trachonurus sulcatus Bristly grenadier
Ventrifossa macropogon Longbeard grenadier
Ventrifossa mucocephalus Slimehead grenadier
Malacanthidae
Malacanthus plumieri Sand tilefish
Megalopidae
Megalops atlanticus Tarpon
Melamphaidae
Melamphaes pumilus
Merlucciidae
Merluccius albidus Offshore hake
Steindachneria argentea Luminous hake
Microdesmidae
Cerdale floridana Pugjaw wormfish
Microdesmus longipinnis Pink wormfish
Molidae
Mola mola Ocean sunfish
Monacanthidae
Aluterus monoceros Unicorn leatherjacket
Aluterus schoepfii Orange filefish
Cantherhines macrocerus American whitespotted filefish
Cantherhines pullus Orangespotted filefish
Monacanthus ciliatus Fringed filefish
Monacanthus setifer Pygmy filefish
Monacanthus tuckeri Slender filefish
Stephanolepis hispidus Planehead filefish
Moringuidae
Moringua edwardsi Spaghetti eel
Mugilidae
Mugil curema White mullet
Mugil gyrans Fantail mullet
Mugil liza Liza
Mugil trichodon
Mullidae
Mulloidichthys martinicus Yellow goatfish
Pseudupeneus maculatus Spotted goatfish
Muraenidae
Channomuraena vittata Broadbanded moray
Echidna catenata Chain moray
Enchelycore nigricans Mulatto conger
Gymnothorax funebris Green moray
Gymnothorax miliaris Goldentail moray
Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray
Gymnothorax saxicola Ocellated moray
Muraenidae
Gymnothorax vicinus Purplemouth moray
Myctophidae
Lobianchia gemellarii Cocco's lantern fish
Notolychnus valdiviae Topside lampfish
Myliobatidae
Aetobatus narinari Spotted eagle ray
Nettastomatidae
Hoplunnis tenuis Spotted pike-conger
Nomeidae
Nomeus gronovii Man-of-war fish
Ophichthidae
Myrophis platyrhynchus Broadnose worm eel
Myrophis punctatus Speckled worm eel
Ophichthus ophis Spotted snake eel
Ophidiidae
Brotula barbata Bearded brotula
Lepophidium brevibarbe Shortbeard cusk-eel
Neobythites elongatus
Opistognathidae
Opistognathus aurifrons Yellowhead jawfish
Ostraciidae
Acanthostracion quadricornis Scrawled cowfish
Lactophrys bicaudalis Spotted trunkfish
Lactophrys polygonius Honeycomb cowfish
Lactophrys trigonus Buffalo trunkfish
Lactophrys triqueter Smooth trunkfish
Paralichthyidae
Citharichthys macrops Spotted whiff
Citharichthys spilopterus Bay whiff
Cyclopsetta chittendeni Mexican flounder
Paralichthys albigutta Gulf flounder
Syacium micrurum Channel flounder
Syacium papillosum Dusky flounder
Pempheridae
Pempheris schomburgkii Glassy sweeper
Pleuronectidae
Poecilopsetta inermis
Polynemidae
Polydactylus virginicus Barbu
Pomacanthidae
Centropyge argi Cherubfish
Holacanthus bermudensis Angelfish
Holacanthus ciliaris Queen angelfish
Holacanthus isabelita Blue angelfish
Holacanthus tricolor Rock beauty
Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray angelfish
Pomacanthus paru French angelfish
Pomacentridae  
Abudefduf saxatilis Sergeant major
Abudefduf taurus Night sergeant
Chromis cyanea Blue chromis
Chromis insolata Sunshinefish
Chromis multilineata Brown chromis
Chromis scotti Purple reeffish
Microspathodon chrysurus Yellowtail damselfish
Stegastes diencaeus Longfin damselfish
Stegastes dorsopunicans Dusky damselfish
Stegastes fuscus Brazilian damsel
Stegastes leucostictus Beaugregory
Stegastes partitus Bicolor damselfish
Stegastes planifrons Threespot damselfish
Stegastes variabilis Cocoa damselfish
Pomatomidae
Pomatomus saltatrix Bluefish
Priacanthidae
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Glasseye
Priacanthus arenatus Atlantic bigeye
Pristigenys alta Short bigeye
Pristidae
Pristis pectinata Smalltooth sawfish
Rachycentridae
Rachycentron canadum Cobia
Rajidae
Dipturus garricki San Blas skate
Rhincodontidae
Rhincodon typus Whale shark
Rhinopteridae  
Rhinoptera bonasus Atlantic Cownose Ray
Scaridae
Cryptotomus roseus Bluelip parrotfish
Nicholsina usta usta Emerald parrotfish
Scarus coelestinus Midnight parrotfish
Scarus coeruleus Blue parrotfish
Scarus guacamaia Rainbow parrotfish
Scarus iseri Striped parrotfish
Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish
Scarus vetula Queen parrotfish
Sparisoma atomarium Greenblotch parrotfish
Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish
Sparisoma chrysopterum Redtail parrotfish
Sparisoma radians Bucktooth parrotfish
Sparisoma rubripinne Redfin parrotfish
Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish
Sciaenidae
Bairdiella ronchus Ground croaker
Equetus acuminatus High-hat
Equetus lanceolatus Jack-knifefish
Menticirrhus americanus Southern kingcroaker
Odontoscion dentex Reef croaker
Ophioscion panamensis Panama croaker
Stellifer colonensis Stardrum
Scombridae
Acanthocybium solandri Wahoo
Auxis rochei rochei Bullet tuna
Auxis thazard thazard Frigate tuna
Euthynnus alletteratus Little tunny
Katsuwonus pelamis Skipjack tuna
Scomberomorus brasiliensis Serra Spanish mackerel
Scomberomorus cavalla King mackerel
Scomberomorus regalis Cero
Thunnus albacares Yellowfin tuna
Thunnus atlanticus Blackfin tuna
Thunnus thynnus Northern bluefin tuna
Scorpaenidae
Pontinus castor Longsnout scorpionfish
Scorpaena grandicornis Plumed scorpionfish
Scorpaena plumieri plumieri Spotted scorpionfish
Scyliorhinidae
Galeus arae Roughtail catshark
Scyliorhinus retifer Chain catshark
Serranidae
Alphestes afer Mutton hamlet
Cephalopholis cruentata Graysby
Cephalopholis fulva Coney
Dermatolepis inermis Marbled grouper
Epinephelus adscensionis Rock hind
Epinephelus flavolimbatus Yellowedge grouper
Epinephelus guttatus Red hind
Epinephelus itajara Itajara,  Jewfish
Epinephelus morio Red grouper
Epinephelus mystacinus Misty grouper
Epinephelus nigritus Warsaw grouper
Epinephelus niveatus Snowy grouper
Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper
Gonioplectrus hispanus Spanish flag
Hypoplectrus indigo Indigo hamlet
Hypoplectrus nigricans Black hamlet
Hypoplectrus puella Barred hamlet
Hypoplectrus unicolor Butter hamlet
Liopropoma mowbrayi Cave bass
Mycteroperca bonaci Black grouper
Mycteroperca interstitialis Yellowmouth grouper
Mycteroperca microlepis Gag
Mycteroperca phenax Scamp
Mycteroperca tigris Tiger grouper
Mycteroperca venenosa Yellowfin grouper
Pseudogramma gregoryi Reef bass
Rypticus saponaceus Lizard goby
Serranus annularis Orangeback bass
Serranus baldwini Lantern bass
Serranus phoebe Tattler
Serranus tabacarius Tobaccofish
Serranus tigrinus Harlequin bass
Sparidae
Archosargus probatocephalus Sheepshead seabream,  Southern sheeps head
Archosargus rhomboidalis Western Atlantic seabream
Calamus bajonado Jolthead porgy
Calamus calamus Saucereye porgy
Calamus pennatula Pluma porgy
Lagodon rhomboides Pinfish
Pagrus pagrus Common seabream
Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena barracuda Great barracuda
Sphyraena guachancho Guachanche barracuda
Sphyraena picudilla Southern sennet
Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead
Sphyrna mokarran Great hammerhead
Sphyrna tiburo Bonnethead
Sternoptychidae
Argyropelecus hemigymnus Half-naked hatchetfish
Stomiidae
Aristostomias grimaldii
Aristostomias tittmanni Loosejaw
Bathophilus longipinnis
Eustomias fissibarbis
Photonectes margarita
Syngnathidae
Anarchopterus tectus Insular pipefish
Bryx dunckeri Pugnose pipefish
Bryx randalli
Cosmocampus brachycephalus Crested pipefish
Cosmocampus elucens Shortfin pipefish
Hippocampus erectus Lined seahorse
Hippocampus reidi Longsnout seahorse
Hippocampus zosterae Dwarf seahorse
Micrognathus crinitus Banded pipefish
Microphis brachyurus lineatus  Opossum pipefish
Syngnathus caribbaeus Caribbean pipefish
Syngnathus floridae Dusky pipefish
Syngnathus pelagicus Sargassum pipefish
Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish
Synodontidae
Saurida caribbaea Smallscale lizardfish
Synodus foetens Inshore lizardfish
Tetraodontidae
Canthigaster rostrata Sharpnose puffer
Lagocephalus laevigatus Smooth puffer
Sphoeroides nephelus Southern puffer
Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail puffer
Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered puffer
Sphoeroides yergeri Speckled puffer
Triakidae
Mustelus norrisi Narrowfin smooth-hound
Trichiuridae
Trichiurus lepturus Largehead hairtail
Triglidae
Prionotus punctatus Bluewing searobin
Tripterygiidae
Enneanectes pectoralis Redeye triplefin
Xiphiidae
Xiphias gladius Swordfish

 

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