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Florida Species Directory

Florida has thousands of species that live in and around our waterways. This
directory is an alphabetical listing of webpages we have created for each featured
species. Learning about Florida species can be fun and the information is very helpful when you encounter them while fishing, diving or boating.

Saltwater Species Webpage with alphabetical listing of popular saltwater species with brief information about each species.

Shark Species Listing Webpage with alphabetical listing of shark species found in Florida with brief information about each species.

Freshwater Species Listing Webpage with alphabetical listing of popular freshwater species with brief information about each species.

Seasonal Fishing Calendar Webpage with monthly calendar for each region around Florida showing when sportfish are in the area.

Species with Webpages

A

         
         

B

longnose batfish        
Batfish        

C

21 inch gafftopsail catfish on a sink with tape measure hermit crab      
Gafftopsail Catfish Hermit Crab      

D

         
         

E

         
         

F

juvenile filefish        
Filefish        

G

greysby grouper        
Groupers        

H

         
         

I

         
         

J

Banded Rudderfish Amberjack in the water        
Jacks        

K

         
         

L

lionfish in the water three lobster species in florida      
Lionfish Lobsters      

M

         
         

N

         
         

O

colorful oar fish in the water        
Oarfish        

P

face of a saucereye porgy        
Porgys        

Q

         
         

R

remora fish attached to the roof of a boat        
Remora        

S

bay scallop showing blue eyes sooty sea hare in the water under a dock searobin hammerhead shark face mutton snapper
Scallop Sea Hare Searobin Sharks Snappers
         
snook fish in the water southern stargazer fish with big teeth atlantic stingray in the water swordfish  
Snook Southern Stargazer Atlantic Stingray Swordfish  

T

atlantic threadfins on a cuttingn board baby kemp rigley sea turtle      
Atlantic Threadfin Kemp Rigley Sea Turtle      

U, V

         
         

W

bobbit worm emerges from its hole in the sea floor        
Bobbit Worm        

X,Y,Z

         
         

If you have a picture of an unusual fish, please Email it to us with the location you caught or photographed it. We will give you credit and a link to your website if you have one.

If you catch a rare or unusual fish in Florida waters, please report it to:

• Saltwater: FishColl@MyFWC.com FWC-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020 Phone: 727-896-8626

•Freshwater: ExoticFreshwaterFishID@MyFWC.com c/o Kelly Gestring FWC-Habitat and Species Conservation, 801 NW 40 Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Phone: 561-391-6409