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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 South Atlantic & Gulf Alphabetical listing of popular saltwater species with brief information about each species.

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

Freshwater Species Florida Listing Alphabetical listing of popular freshwater species with brief information about each species.

Seasonal Fishing Calendar Florida 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

horseshoe crab live    
Horseshoe Crab    

I

     
     

J

Banded Rudderfish Amberjack in the water    
Jacks    

K

     
     

L

lionfish in the water three lobster species in florida  
Lionfish Lobsters - South Atlantic  

M

live gulf menhaden fish on blue background silver jenny mojarra fish  
Menhaden Mojarra  

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
Scallop Sea Hare Searobin
     
hammerhead shark face mutton snapper snook fish in the water
Sharks Directory Snappers Snook
     
southern stargazer fish with big teeth atlantic stingray in the water swordfish
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 whale shark swimming  
Bobbit Worm Whale Shark  

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