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Local Gulf of Mexico fish identification Test YOUR SKILLS!. 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

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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