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Local Gulf of Mexico fish identification Test YOUR SKILLS!

Local Gulf of Mexico fish identification Test YOUR SKILLS!

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  1. Local Gulf of Mexicofish identificationTest YOUR SKILLS!

  2. You need to be able to identify these fish: • Atlantic Spadefish • Bandtail Puffer • Belted Sandfish • Blue Runner • Cocoa Damselfish • Common Snook • Cubbyu • Gag Grouper • Goliath Grouper • Great Barracuda • Greater Amberjack • Grey Snapper • Gulf Flounder • Gulf Toadfish • Hogfish • Jackknife Fish • Lane Snapper • Red Grouper • Sand Diver • Sand Perch • Schoolmaster • Seaweed Blenny • Sheepshead • Slippery Dick • Southern Stingray • Spotted Drum • Tomtate • White Grunt • WhitespottedSoapfish • Yellow Chub

  3. All of these fish are extras (you may come across these while diving, but you won’t be tested on them) • Almaco Jack • Atlantic Needlefish • Banded Rudderfish • Bank Sea Bass • Bar jack • Beaugregory • Black Sea Bass • Blue Angelfish • Blue Dartfish • Blue Tang • Chub • Crested Blenny • Crevalle jack • Crevalle jack • Doctorfish • Foureyebutterflyfish • Gray Triggerfish • Highhat • Jolthead Porgy • Leopard Toadfish • Nurse Shark • Ocean surgeonfish • Orange Filefish • Planehead Filefish • Polka-dot Batfish • Porkfish • Redlip Blenny • Reef Croaker • Round Scad • Saucereye Porgy • Scamp • Scrawled Cowfish • Sharksucker • Silversides, Herrings, Anchovies • Spanish Mackerel • SpotfinButterflyfish • SpottailPinfish • Striped Mullet • Tiger Goby • Townsend Angelfish • White Mullet • YellowheadJawfish

  4. Structure of this Presentation • This powerpoint is designed to simply help you memorize the fish (like using flashcards) • PART 1 of this powerpoint presentation covers all of the fish you need to memorize in order to participate in the REEF fish surveys • PART 2 of this presentation covers all of the extra fish you may see while diving • You don’t need to know these fish to pass the Level 1 fish test • Try to rearrange the slides to make this more challenging for you!

  5. PART 1

  6. Gulf FlounderSand Flounders- Paralichthydae

  7. Slippery DickWrasses- Labridae

  8. Grey Snapper (aka Mangrove Snapper) - juvenileSnappers- Lutjanidae

  9. Greater AmberjackJacks- Carangidae

  10. SheepsheadPorgies- Sparidae

  11. Yellow ChubSea Chubs- Kyphosidae

  12. TomtateGrunts- Haemulidae

  13. Atlantic SpadefishSpadefishes- Ephippidae

  14. CubbyuDrums and Croakers: Sciaendidae

  15. Jackknife Fish (Juvenile)Drums and Croakers- Sciaenidae

  16. Gag GrouperGroupers/Sea Basses- Serranidae

  17. Tomtate (juvenile)Grunts- Haemulidae

  18. Gulf ToadfishToadfishes- Batrachoididae

  19. Common SnookSnooks- Centropomidae

  20. Goliath GrouperGroupers/Sea Basses- Serranidae

  21. Spotted DrumDrums and Croackers- Sciaenidae

  22. Southern Stingray

  23. Great BarracudaBarracudas- Sphyraenidae

  24. Belted SandfishBasses/Sea Basses- Serranida

  25. White GruntGrunts- Haemulidae

  26. Slippery DickWrasses- Labridae

  27. Seaweed BlennyCombtooth Blennies- Blenniidae

  28. Lane Snapper

  29. Cocoa DamselfishDamselfishes- Pomacentridae

  30. Jackknife FishDrums and Croakers- Sciaenidae

  31. Red GrouperGroupers/Sea Basses- Serranidae

  32. WhitespottedSoapfishSea Basses- SerranidaeSoapfishes- Grammistinae

  33. Schoolmaster

  34. Blue RunnerJacks- Carangidae

  35. Cocoa Damselfish (juvenile)Damselfishes- Pomacentridae

  36. HogfishHogfishes/Wrasses- Labridae

  37. Spotted Drum (Juvenile)Drums and Croackers- Sciaenidae

  38. Bandtail PufferPuffers- Tetraodontidae

  39. Sand DiverLizardfishes- Synodontidae

  40. Grey Snapper (aka Mangrove Snapper)Snappers- Lutjanidae

  41. Sand PerchBasses/Sea Basses- Serranidae

  42. PART 2

  43. SharksuckerRemoras- Echeneidae

  44. Silversides, Herrings, AnchoviesAtherinidae, Clupeidae, Engraulididae

  45. HighhatDrums and Croackers- Sciaenidae

  46. ScampGroupers/Sea Basses- Serranidae

  47. SpotfinButterflyfish(Juvenile) Butterflyfishes- Chaetodontidae

  48. Bank Sea BassBasses/Sea Basses- Serranidae

  49. Crested BlennyCombtooth Blennies- Blenniidae

  50. Almaco JackJacks- Carangidae