List of fishes of Florida

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This article lists fish in the lakes and oceans of the state of Florida, United States.

Common name Scientific name Image Native Non-
native
Fresh
water
Salt
water
Notes
African pompano Alectis ciliaris African pompano Solomons 2.jpg YesY YesY Also known as the pennant-fish and threadfin trevally.[1]
Alligator gar Atractosteus spatula Atractosteus spatula (Alligatorhecht).jpg YesY YesY Largest exclusively freshwater fish found in North America, measuring 8 to 10 feet.
American Eel Anguilla rostrata American Eel.jpg YesY YesY Lives in fresh water and estuaries and only leaves these habitats to enter the Atlantic ocean to start its spawning migration to the Sargasso Sea.
Atlantic angel shark Squatina dumeril Squatina dumeril nefsc.jpg YesY YesY Common name refers to its habit of snapping vigorously at fishery workers when caught. Even out of the water it is capable of lunging upwards to bite.
Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda.jpg YesY YesY Atlantic bonito eat mackerel, menhaden, alewives, silversides, sand lance, and other fishes, as well as squid.
Atlantic bumper Chloroscombrus chrysurus.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus (line art).jpg YesY YesY
Largehead hairtail Trichiurus lepturus by OpenCage.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic moonfish YesY YesY
Atlantic needlefish Fish4485 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon terraenovae nmfs.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic silverside Atlantic silverside.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic spadefish Atlantic Spadefish PLW edit.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic stingray Dasyatis sabina florida.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic sturgeon Atlantic sturgeon.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic tarpon Tarpon.jpg YesY YesY
Atlantic torpedo Atlantic torpedo ( Torpedo nobiliana ).jpg YesY YesY
Balloonfish Diodon holocanthus - pone.0010676.g200.png YesY YesY
Ballyhoo Halfbeak Cuba.JPG YesY YesY
Banded butterflyfish Chaetodon striatus Brasil.jpg YesY YesY
Banded cichlid Heros severus Heros severus.jpg YesY YesY
Bandtail puffer Bandtail puffer.jpg YesY YesY
Bandtail searobin YesY YesY
Bank butterflyfish Prognathodes aya.jpg YesY YesY
Bar jack Bar jack portrait.jpg YesY YesY
Barbfish YesY YesY
Barred hamlet Hypoplectrus puella.jpg YesY YesY
Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus by greg skomal.JPG YesY YesY The second largest living fish after the whale shark.
Bearded brotula YesY YesY
Beaugregory Stegastes leucostictus.jpg YesY YesY
Belted sandfish Fish4454 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Bermuda chub YesY YesY
Bicolor damselfish YesY YesY
Bigeye scad Fish4443 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Bigeye Priacanthus cruentatus.jpg YesY YesY
Bigmouth sleeper YesY YesY
Black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus Pomoxis nigromaculatus1.jpg YesY YesY
Black drum YesY YesY
Black durgon Melichthys niger on Kona.jpg YesY YesY
Black grouper Mycteroperca bonaci.jpg YesY YesY
Black jack Black trevally.JPG YesY YesY
Black margate YesY YesY
Black seabass Centropristis striata.png YesY YesY
Blackbar soldierfish YesY YesY
Blackcheek tonguefish YesY YesY
Blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus - Caraibische zwartpunthaai.jpg YesY YesY
Blue angelfish YesY YesY
Blue chromis YesY YesY
Blue marlin Atlantic blue marlin.jpg YesY YesY
Blue parrotfish YesY YesY
Blue runner Blue runner.jpg YesY YesY
Blue shark Prionace glauca 1.jpg YesY YesY
Blue striped grunt Blue Stripe Grunt. Haemulon sciurus.jpg YesY YesY
Blue tang Blue Tang.jpg YesY YesY
Bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix.png YesY YesY
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG YesY YesY
Bluehead wrasse YesY YesY
Bluespotted cornetfish Fistularia commersonii1.jpg YesY YesY
Bluntnose stingray Dasyatis say botany bay.jpg YesY YesY
Bonefish Bonefish.png YesY YesY
Bonnethead Bonnethead shark.jpg YesY YesY
Bowfin Amia calva Amia calva1.jpg YesY YesY
Brown Bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus Ameiurus nebulosus.jpg YesY YesY
Brown chromis YesY YesY
Brown garden eel YesY YesY
Bucktooth parrotfish YesY YesY
Buffalo trunkfish YesY YesY
Bull shark Bullshark Beqa Fiji 2007.jpg YesY YesY
Bullet mackerel Auroc u0.png YesY YesY
Bullseye snakehead Channa marulius Channa marulius.jpg YesY YesY
Butter hamlet YesY YesY
Butterfish Poronotus triacanthus.jpg YesY YesY
Caesar grunt YesY YesY
Cardinal soldierfish YesY YesY
Caribbean sharpnose-puffer Canthigaster rostrata inflated SI.jpg YesY YesY
Cero mackerel Screg u0.gif YesY YesY
Chain dogfish YesY YesY
Chain moray YesY YesY
Chalk bass YesY YesY
Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg YesY YesY
Checkered puffer YesY YesY
Cherub fish YesY YesY
Clearnose skate YesY YesY
Clown goby YesY YesY
Clown wrasse YesY YesY
Cobia Rachycentron canadum.png YesY YesY
Cocoa damselfish Cocoa damselfish.jpg YesY YesY
Collared eel YesY YesY
Colon goby YesY YesY
Common carp Cyprinus carpio Cyprinus carpio.jpeg YesY YesY
Conchfish YesY YesY
Coney Cephalopholis fulva02.jpg YesY YesY
Cottonwick YesY YesY
Cownose ray Rhinoptera bonasus Brest.jpg YesY YesY
Creole wrasse YesY YesY
Creole-fish YesY YesY
Crevalle Jack Crevalle jack aquarium-profile.jpg YesY YesY
Cuban dogfish Squalus cubensis eits.jpg YesY YesY
Cubbyu YesY YesY
Cubera snapper YesY YesY
Darter goby YesY YesY
Dash goby YesY YesY
Diamond blenny Malacoctenus boehlkei (Diamond Blenny).jpg YesY YesY
Diamond killifish YesY YesY
Doctorfish Doctor fish2.jpg YesY YesY
Dog snapper YesY YesY
Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus.PNG YesY YesY
Dusky cardinalfish YesY YesY
Dusky damselfish Stegastes adustus YesY YesY
Dusky pipefish YesY YesY
Dusky squirrelfish YesY YesY
Dwarf frogfish YesY YesY
Dwarf goatfish YesY YesY
Dwarf herring YesY YesY
Eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki Gambusia holbrooki.png YesY YesY
Eyed flounder YesY YesY
False pilchard YesY YesY
Fat sleeper YesY YesY
Flagfish Jordanella floridae Jordanella floridae.jpg YesY YesY
Flamefish Apogon maculatus.jpg YesY YesY
Flat needlefish Needlefish.jpg YesY YesY
Flier Centrarchus macropterus Centrarchus macropterus (1).jpg YesY YesY
Florida Gar Lepisosteus platyrhincus Lepisosteus platyrhincus.JPG YesY YesY
Florida pompano Pompano common.jpg YesY YesY
Flying gurnard Flughahn.jpg YesY YesY
Foureye butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus1.jpg YesY YesY
Freckled cardinalfish YesY YesY
Freckled soapfish YesY YesY
French angelfish Pomacanthus paru3.jpg YesY YesY
French grunt Haemulon flavolineatum French grunt.jpg YesY YesY
Freshwater goby YesY YesY
Frillfin goby Bathygobius soporator aka Frillfin Goby.jpg YesY YesY
Fringed filefish YesY YesY
Gafftopsail catfish Bagre marinus (line art).jpg YesY YesY
Gag grouper MycteropercaMicrolepis.jpg YesY YesY
Glasseye snapper YesY YesY
Glassy sweeper YesY YesY
Golden tilefish Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps2.jpg YesY YesY
Goldentail moray Goldentail Moray.jpg YesY YesY
Goldfish Carassius auratus Goldfish3.jpg YesY YesY
Goldline blenny YesY YesY
Goldspotted eel YesY YesY
Goliath grouper Itajara.JPG YesY YesY
Grass carp Centropharyngodon idella Grass-Carp1web.jpg YesY YesY
Grass porgy YesY YesY
Gray angelfish Gray angelfish.jpg YesY YesY
Gray snapper Grey snapper - Lutjanus griseus.jpg YesY YesY
Graysby Graysby3.jpg YesY YesY
Great barracuda Barracuda laban.jpg YesY YesY
Great hammerhead Sphyrna mokarran at georgia.jpg YesY YesY
Greater amberjack Seriola dumerili by NPS 1.jpg YesY YesY
Greater soapfish YesY YesY
Green moray GreenMorayEel.JPG YesY YesY
Gulf flounder A Gulf flounder fish.jpg YesY YesY
Gulf killifish Fundulus grandis.jpg YesY YesY
Gulf kingfish YesY YesY
Gulf pipefish YesY YesY
Gulf toadfish Gulf toadfish aka Opsanus beta.jpg YesY YesY
Hairy blenny YesY YesY
Hardhead catfish Arius felis.jpg YesY YesY
Harlequin bass YesY YesY
High-hat (fish) YesY YesY
Hogchoker Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus).jpg YesY YesY YesY
Hogfish Hogfish.JPG YesY YesY
Horned searobin Horned searobin ( Bellator militaris ).jpg YesY YesY
Horse-eye jack Horse eye jack 1.jpg YesY YesY
Houndfish Tylosurus crocodilus.jpg YesY YesY
Hovering goby YesY YesY
Indigo Hamlet Indigo Hamlet.JPG YesY YesY
Inshore lizardfish Fish4494 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Jack Dempsey (fish) Rochio octafasciata Cichlasoma octofasciata.jpg YesY YesY
Jack-knifefish Equetus lanceolatus.jpg YesY YesY
Jaguar guapote Cichlasoma manguensis Parachromis managuensis 2012 G1.jpg YesY YesY
Jolthead porgy Calamus bajonado.jpg YesY YesY
Key brotula YesY YesY
King mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla.png YesY YesY
Knobbed porgy YesY YesY
Ladyfish Ladyfish - NO Autoban Aquarium.jpg YesY YesY
Lancer dragonet YesY YesY
Lane snapper Lutjanus synagris.jpg YesY YesY
Lantern bass YesY YesY
Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides Largemouth.JPG YesY YesY
Leatherjack Oligoplites saurus.11B.jpg YesY YesY
Lemon shark Lemonshark.JPG YesY YesY
Leopard goby YesY YesY
Lesser electric ray Fish4345 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Lined seahorse Lined Seahorse- Hippocampus erectus (6042886100).jpg YesY YesY
Little tunny Euall u0.gif YesY YesY
Longear sunfish Lepomis megalotis Lepomis megalotis2.jpg YesY YesY
Longfin damselfish YesY YesY
Longlure frogfish 6903 aquaimages.jpg YesY YesY
Longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus Longnose gar, Boston Aquarium.JPG YesY YesY
Longsnout butterflyfish YesY YesY
Longspine squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus.jpg YesY YesY
Lookdown Lookdown25.jpg YesY YesY
Lyre goby YesY YesY
Mahogany snapper Grey snapper - Lutjanus griseus.jpg YesY YesY
Mangrove snapper YesY YesY
Man-of-war fish Nomeus gronovii (Man-of-war fish).gif YesY YesY
Manta ray Manta birostris-Thailand4.jpg YesY YesY
Manytooth conger YesY YesY
Marbled grouper Sanc0498 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Margate YesY YesY
Mayan cichlid Cichlasoma urophthalmus Mayan10a.jpg YesY YesY
Metallic lanternfish YesY YesY
Midas cichlid Amphilophus citrinellus Dählhölzli - Zitronen Buntbarsch 3.jpg YesY YesY
Midnight parrotfish Midnight-parrotfish.png YesY YesY
Misty grouper YesY YesY
Molly miller Scartella cristata 25-09-07 DSCF1035.jpg YesY YesY
Mottled jawfish YesY YesY
Mozambique Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus Oreochromis mossambicus.JPG YesY YesY
Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus Mummichog.jpg YesY YesY
Mutton hamlet Lutjanus analis.jpg YesY YesY
Mutton snapper YesY YesY
Naked sole YesY YesY
Nassau grouper NassauGrouper.jpg YesY YesY
Neon goby Elacatinus evelynae.jpg YesY YesY
Night sergeant YesY YesY
Night shark Carcharhinus signatus nmfs.jpg YesY YesY
Nurse shark Nurse shark.jpg YesY YesY
Ocean sunfish Sunfish2.jpg YesY YesY
Ocean surgeon Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus bahianus).jpg YesY YesY
Ocean triggerfish XRF-Canthidermis maculata.png YesY YesY
Ocellated flounder YesY YesY
Ocellated frogfish Frogfish ocellated.jpg YesY YesY
Orangespotted filefish YesY YesY
Orangespotted goby YesY YesY
Oyster toadfish OysterToadfish.jpeg YesY YesY
Peacock bass Cichla osellaris ButterflyPeacockBass 01.jpg YesY YesY
Pigfish (Redmouth grunt) YesY YesY
Pinfish Pinfish3.JPG YesY YesY
Porkfish Anisotremus virginicus photo.jpg YesY YesY
Puddingwife wrasse Halichoeres radiatus2.jpg YesY YesY
Queen angelfish Holacanthus ciliaris 2.jpg YesY YesY
Queen triggerfish 4987 aquaimages.jpg YesY YesY
Red drum Channelbass.jpg YesY YesY
Red grouper Epinephelus morio.jpg YesY YesY
Red snapper Lutjanus campechanus.png YesY YesY
Redear sunfish Lepomis microlophus Redearsunfishnctc.jpg YesY YesY
Redtail parrotfish YesY YesY
Rio Grande Cichlid Herichthys cyanoguttatum Herichthys cyanoguttatum (Rio Grande Cichlid).jpg YesY YesY
Round scad Decapterus punctatus.jpg YesY YesY
Roundel skate Fish4419 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg YesY YesY
Sailor's grunt YesY YesY
Sand drum YesY YesY
Sand perch Parapercis hexophtalma 1.jpg YesY YesY
Sand seatrout YesY YesY
Schoolmaster snapper Lutjanus.JPG YesY YesY
Scrawled cowfish YesY YesY
Sergeant major (fish) Abudefduf saxatilis.jpg YesY YesY
Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) Abudefduf saxatilis.jpg YesY YesY
Silver mullet Sheepshead.jpg YesY YesY
Slippery dick Slippery Dick Wrasse - Halichoeres bivittatus.jpg YesY YesY
Smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata - Georgia Aquarium Jan 2006.jpg YesY YesY
Smooth dogfish Mustelus canis noaa.jpg YesY YesY
Snook (Centropomidae) Centropomus undecimalis1.jpg YesY YesY
Southern puffer YesY YesY
Southern stingray YesY YesY
Spanish hogfish Bodianus rufus, Adult (Spanish Hogfish).jpg YesY YesY
Spanish mackerel Screg u0.gif YesY YesY
Speckled seatrout Spotted seatrout fish cynoscion nebulosus.jpg YesY YesY
Spottail pinfish Spottail Pinfish fishing.jpg YesY YesY
Spotted eagle ray Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)2.jpg YesY YesY
Spotted gar Lepisopsteus oculatus Lepisosteus oculatus1.jpg YesY YesY
Spotted scorpionfish YesY YesY
Spotted tilapia Pelmatolapia mariae Tilapia123.JPG YesY YesY
Striped bass Morone saxatilis Morone saxatilis.png YesY YesY YesY
Striped mullet Mucep u0.gif YesY YesY
Tadpole madtom Noturus gyrinus Tadpole madtom.jpg YesY YesY
Tomtate YesY YesY
Tripletail Lobotes surinamensis.jpg YesY YesY
Vermilion snapper Vermilion snapper.jpg YesY YesY
Walking catfish Clarias batrachus Clarias batrachus.jpg YesY YesY
Warmouth Lepomis gulosus Chaenobryttus gulosus.jpg YesY YesY
Whale shark Whale shark Georgia aquarium.jpg YesY YesY
White catfish Ictalurus catus YesY YesY
White Grunt (fish) White Grunt (5658507044).jpg YesY YesY
Yellow bullhead Ameiurus natalis Ameiurus natalis.jpg YesY YesY
Yellow jack Yellow jack, florida.jpg YesY YesY
Yellowtail snapper Yellowtail snapper seen from Underwater Tunnel Atlantis.jpg YesY YesY
Common lionfish Pterois miles Common lionfish at Shaab El Erg reef (landscape crop).JPG YesY YesY
Red lionfish Pterois voltians Pterois volitans Manado-e edit.jpg YesY YesY

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alectis ciliaris - Pennantfish - Discover Life". Pick4.pick.uga.edu. Retrieved 2017-05-03.