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Marine Fishes of Long Island

The following list of 338 species of fish, representing 114 families, was compiled by Philip T. Briggs and Dr. John Waldman.

The boundaries include a 25-fathom depth limit on the south shore, the New York-Rhode Island boundary seaward into Block Island Sound eastward, the Long Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound to the north and the battery in Manhattan on the west.

Briggs, of Sayville, is a biologist who worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 36 years as a fish and crustacean specialist.

Waldman is a senior scientist for the Hudson River Foundation and author of the book, ''The Dance of the Flying Gurnards: America's Coastal Curiosities and Beachside Wonders,'' published in 2002 by Lyons Press.

LAMPREYS

 

  • Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), common

     

    CARPET SHARKS

     

  • Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), rare

     

    SAND TIGERS

     

  • Sand tiger (Odontaspis taurus), common

     

    THRESHER SHARKS

     

  • Bigeye thresher (Alopias superciliosus), rare
     
  • Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus), not uncommon

     

    BASKING SHARKS

     

  • Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), not uncommon

     

    MACKEREL SHARKS

     

  • White shark (Carcharodon carcharius), uncommon
     
  • Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), common
     
  • Longfin mako (Isurus paucus), uncertain
     
  • Porbeagle (Lamna nasus), occasional

     

    CAT SHARKS

     

  • False cat shark (Pseudotriakia microdon), rare
     
  • Chain dogfish (Scyliorhinus retifer), rare

     

    REQUIEM SHARKS

     

  • Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), rare
     
  • Finetooth shark (Carcharhinus isodon), rare
     
  • Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), uncommon
     
  • Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), rare
     
  • Dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), common
     
  • Sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus), common
     
  • Tiger shark (Galevcerdo cuvier), uncommon
     
  • Smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis), abundant
     
  • Blue shark (Prionace glauca), common
     
  • Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae), rare

     

    HAMMERHEAD SHARKS

     

  • Scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini), not uncommon
     
  • Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), rare
     
  • Smooth hammerhead: (Sphyrna zygaena), not uncommon

     

    DOGFISH SHARKS

     

  • Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias), abundant

     

    ANGEL SHARKS

     

  • Atlantic angel shark (Squatina dumeril), rare

     

    SAWFISHES

    Smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinatarare)

    ELECTRIC RAYS

     

  • Atlantic torpedo (Torpedo nobiliana), common

     

    SKATES

     

  • Clearnose skate (Raja eglanteria), common
     
  • Little skate (Raja erinacea), common
     
  • Rosette skate (Raja garmani), possible stray
     
  • Barndoor skate (Raja laevis), uncommon
     
  • Winter skate (Raja ocellata), common
     
  • Thorny skate (Raja radiata), rare

     

    STINGRAYS

     

  • Roughtail stingray (Dasyatis centroura), common
     
  • Bluntnose stingray (Dasyatis say), rare
     
  • Smooth butterfly ray (Gymnura micrura), rare

     

    EAGLE RAYS

     

  • Bullnose ray (Myliobatis fremenvillei), rare
     
  • Cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus), erratic

     

    MANTAS

     

  • Manta (Manta birostris), rare
     
  • Devil ray (Mobula hypostoma), rare

     

    BONY FISHES

    STURGEONS

     

  • Shortnose sturgeon: (Acipenser brevirostrum), rare
     
  • Atlantic sturgeon: (Acipenser oxyrhynchus), formerly common, but not much reduced in abundance

     

    TARPONS

     

  • Ladyfish (Elops saurus), uncommon
     
  • Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus), adults in summer

     

    BONEFISHES

     

  • Bonefish (Albula vulpes), rare

     

    FRESHWATER EELS

     

  • American eel (Anguilla rostrata), abundant

     

    SNAKE EELS

     

  • Margined snake eel (Ophichtus cruentifer), rare

     

    CONGER EELS

     

  • Conger eel (Conger oceanicus), common

     

    HERRINGS

     

  • Blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), common
     
  • Hickory shad (Alosa mediocris), common
     
  • Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), common
     
  • American shad (Alosa sapidissima), common
     
  • Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus), abundant
     
  • Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), common to abundant
     
  • Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), uncommon
     
  • Round herring (Etrumeus teres), common in ocean
     
  • Atlantic thread herring (Opisthonema oglinum), uncommon
     
  • Spanish sardine (Sardinella aurita), rare

     

    ANCHOVIES

     

  • Striped anchovy (Anchoa hepsetus), erratic
     
  • Bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli), abundant
     
  • Flat anchovy (Anchoviella perfasciata), rare
     
  • Silver anchovy (Engraulis eurystole), rare

     

    CARPS AND MINNOWS

     

  • Goldfish (Carassius auratus), freshwater stray
     
  • Common carp (Cyprinus carpio), freshwater stray
     
  • Golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas), freshwater stray

     

    BULLHEAD CATFISHES

     

  • White catfish (Ameiurus catus), freshwater stray

     

    SEA CATFISHES

     

  • Hardhead catfish (Arius felis), rare
     
  • Gafftopsail catfish (Bagre marinus), rare

     

    PIKES

     

  • Redfin pickerel (Esox americanus americanus), freshwater stray
     
  • Northern pike (Esox lucius), freshwater stray
     
  • Chain pickerel (Esox niger), freshwater stray

     

    SMELTS

     

  • Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax), erratic

     

    TROUTS

     

  • Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), rare
     
  • Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), not uncommon
     
  • Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), once common
     
  • Brown trout (Salmo trutta), not uncommon
     
  • Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), not uncommon

     

    LIZARD FISHES

     

  • Inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens), sometimes common in summer
     
  • Snakefish (Trachinocephalus myops), rare

     

    LANTERNFISHES

     

  • Lanternfish (Symbolophorus veranyi), needs to be verified, seen Oct. 31, 1841

     

    CODS

     

  • Cusk (Brosme brosme), rare
     
  • Fourbeard rockling (Enchelyopus cimbrius), common in Long Island Sound
     
  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), common in ocean
     
  • Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), uncommon
     
  • Offshore hake (Merluccius albidus), rare
     
  • Silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis), abundant in the ocean
     
  • (from fall through spring),
     
  • Atlantic tomcod (Microgadus tomcod), loc. common
     
  • Pollock (Pollachius virens), common
     
  • Red hake (Urophycis chuss), abundant in ocean
     
  • Spotted hake (Urophycis regia), uncommon
     
  • White hake (Urophycis tenuis), common in ocean

     

    GRENADIERS

     

  • Longnose grenadier (Caelorinchus c. carminatus), rare
     
  • Roughhead grenadier (Macrourus berglax), rare

     

    CUSK-EELS

     

  • Fawn cusk-eel (Lepophidium profundorum), rare
     
  • Striped cusk-eel (Ophidion marginatum), common in bays
     
  • Crested cusk-eel (Ophidion welshi), needs verif.
     
  • None (Ophidion robinsi), rare

     

    TOADFISHES

     

  • Oyster toadifsh (Opsanus tau), abundant in bays

     

    GOOSEFISHES

     

  • Goosefish (Lophius americanus), common

     

    FROGFISHES

     

  • Sargassumfish (Histrio histrio), rare

     

    BATFISH

     

  • Longnose batfish (Ogcocephalus corniger), rare
     
  • Roughback batfish (Ogcocephalus parvus), rare

     

    FLYING FISHES

     

  • Spotfin flyingfish (Cypselurus furcatus), rare
     
  • Atlantic flying fish (Cypselurus melanurus), rare
     
  • Flying halfbeak (Euleptochampus velox), rare
     
  • Tropical two-wing flyingfish (Exocoetus volitans), rare
     
  • Silverstripe halfbeak (Hyporhamphus unifasciatus), uncommon
     
  • Sailfin flyingfish (Parexocoetus brachypterus), rare

     

    NEEDLEFISHES

     

  • Flat needlefish (Ablennes hians), rare
     
  • Atlantic needlefish (Strongylura marina), common in summer
     
  • (Strongylura sp.), needs verif.
     
  • agujon (Tylosurus acus), rare
     
  • houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus), rare

     

    SAURIES

     

  • Atlantic saury (Scomberesox saurus), uncommon

     

    KILLIFISHES

     

  • sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus), abundant
     
  • banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanus), stray
     
  • mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus), abundant
     
  • spotfin killifish (Fundulus luciae), locally common
     
  • striped killifish (Fundulus majalis), abundant
     
  • rainwater killifish (Lucania parva), common

     

    LIVEBEARERS

     

  • eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki), Stray from introductions

     

    SILVERSIDES

     

  • rough silverside (Membras martinica), locally common
     
  • inland silverside (Menidia beryllina), common
     
  • Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia), abundant

     

    SQUIRRELFISHES

     

  • Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis), rare
     
  • Deepwater squirrelfish (Holocentrus bullisi), rare

     

    DORIES

     

  • Buckler dory (Zenopsis conchifera), uncommon

     

    BOARFISHES

     

  • Deepbody boarfish (Antigonia capros), rare

     

    STICKLEBACKS

     

  • Fourspine stickleback (Apeltes quadracus), abundant
     
  • Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), abundant
     
  • Blackspotted stickleback (Gasterosteus wheatlandi), uncommon
     
  • Ninespinestickleback (Pungitius pungitius), locally common

     

    TRUMPETFISHES

     

  • Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus), rare

     

    FISTULARIIDAE

     

  • Bluespotted cornetfish (Fistularia tabacaria), Uncommon
     
  • Red cornetfish (Fistularia petimba), rare

     

    SNIPEFISHES

     

  • Longspine snipefish (Macroramphosus scolopax), rare

     

    PIPEFISHES

     

  • Lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), common
     
  • Northern pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus), abundant
     
  • Sargassum pipefish (Syngnathus pelagicus), rare

     

    FLYING GURNARDS

     

  • Flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans), uncommon

     

    SCORPIONFISHES

     

  • Spotted scorpionfish (Scorpaena plumieri), rare
     
  • Golden redfish (Sebastes norvegicus), Rare
     
  • Lionfish (Pterois volitans), Rare-Indo-Pacific introduction

     

    SEAROBINS

     

  • Armored searobin (Peristedion miniatum), rare
     
  • Northern searobin (Prionotus carolinus), abundant
     
  • Striped searobin (Prionotus evolans), abundant
     
  • Bighead searobin (Prionotus tribulus), needs verif., prior reported specimens found to be P. evolans upon re-examination

     

    SCULPINS

     

  • Sea raven (Hemitripterus americanus), common in ocean
     
  • Grubby (Myoxocephalus aenaeus), common
     
  • Shorthorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpius), rare

     

    POACHERS

     

  • Aligatorfish (Aspidophoroides monopterygius), rare

     

    SNAILFISHES

     

  • Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus), not common-winter
     
  • Atlantic seasnail (Liparis atlanticus), uncommon
     
  • Inquiline snailfish (Liparis inquilinus), not uncommon

     

    SNOOKS

     

  • Snook (Centropomis sp.), rare

     

    TEMPERATE BASSES

     

  • White perch (Morone americana), common
     
  • Striped bass (Morone saxatilis), common

     

    WRECKFISHES

     

  • Wreckfish (Polyprion americanus), Rare

     

    SEA BASSES

     

  • Rock sea bass (Centropristis philadelphica), needs verif.
     
  • Black sea bass (Centropristis striata), common
     
  • Goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara), rare
     
  • Red grouper (Epinephelus morio), rare
     
  • Warsaw grouper (Epinephelus nigritus), rare
     
  • Snowy grouper (Epinephelus niveatus), uncommon
     
  • Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis), rare
     
  • Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax), rare

     

    SUNFISHES

     

  • Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus), stray
     
  • Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus), stray
     
  • Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), stray
     
  • Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus), stray

     

    PERCHS

     

  • Yellow perch (Perca Flavescens), stray

     

    BIGEYES

     

  • Bigeye (Priacanthus arenatus), rare
     
  • Glasseye snapper (Priacanthus cruentatus), rare
     
  • Short bigeye (Pristigenys alta), uncommon

     

    BLUEFISHES

     

  • Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), abundant

     

    COBIAS

     

  • Cobia (Rachycentron canadum), uncommon

     

    REMORAS

     

  • Sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates), uncommon
     
  • Spearfish remora (Remora brachyptera), rare
     
  • Remora (Remora remora), rare

     

    JACKS

     

  • African pompano (Alectis ciliaris), uncommon
     
  • Yellow jack (Caranx bartholomaei), rare
     
  • Blue runner (Caranx crysos), sometimes common
     
  • Crevalle jack young (Caranx hippos), common-summer
     
  • Horse-like jack (Caranx latus), rare
     
  • Atlantic bumper (Chloroscombrus chrysurus), rare
     
  • Mackerel scad (Decapterus macarellus), sometimes common
     
  • Round scad (Decapterus punctatus), sometimes common
     
  • Atlantic moonfish (Selene setapinnis), not uncommon
     
  • Rainbow runner (Elagatis bipinnulata), rare
     
  • Pilotfish (Naucrates ductor), rare
     
  • Leatherjack (Oligoplites saurus), uncommon
     
  • Bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus), not uncommon
     
  • Lookdown (Selene vomer), not uncommon
     
  • Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili), uncommon
     
  • Lesser amberjack (Seriola fasciata), rare
     
  • Banded rudderfish (Seriola zonata), common
     
  • Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), not uncommon
     
  • Permit (Trichanotus falcatus), young are common on sandy shores near the inlets on the south shore in late summer
     
  • Palometa (Trachinotus goodei), rare
     
  • Rough scad (Trachurus lathami), not uncommon

     

    DOLPHINA

     

  • Pompano dolphin (Coryphaena equisetis), rare
     
  • Dolphin (Coryphaens hippurus), not uncommon

     

    SNAPPERS

     

  • Mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis), rare
     
  • Schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodeus), rare
     
  • Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus), rare
     
  • Cubera snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus), rare
     
  • Grey snapper (Lutjanus griseus), young not uncommon most summers
     
  • Dog snapper (Lutjanus jocu), rare

     

    TRIPLETAILS

     

  • Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis), rare

     

    MOJARRAS

     

  • Rhomboid mojarra (Diapterus rhombeus), rare
     
  • Spotfin mojarra (Eucinostamus argenteus), rare
     
  • Silver jenny (Eucinostomus gula), rare
     
  • Slender mojarra (Eucinostomus jonesi), rare
     
  • Mottled mojarra (Eucinostomus lefroyi), rare

     

    GRUNTS

     

  • White grunt (Haemulon plumieri), rare
     
  • Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera), rare

     

    PORGIES

     

  • Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), rare
     
  • Spottail pinfish (Diplodus holbrooki), rare
     
  • Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides), uncommon
     
  • Longspine porgy (Stenotomus caprinus), needs verif.
     
  • Scup (Stenotomus chrysops), abundant

     

    DRUMS

     

  • Silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura), sometimes common
     
  • Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), rare
     
  • Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis), common
     
  • Banded drum (Larimus fasciatus), rare
     
  • Spot (Leistomus xanthurus), erratic
     
  • Southern kingfish (Menticirrhus americanuus), rare
     
  • Northern kingfish (Menticirrhus saxatilis), common
     
  • Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus), uncommon
     
  • Black drum (Pogonias cromis), not uncommon some years
     
  • Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), rare

     

    GOATFISHES

     

  • Red goatfish (Mullus auratus), uncommon
     
  • Dwarf goatfish (Upeneus parvus), rare

     

    SEA CHUBS

     

  • Bermuda chub (Kyphosus sectatrix), rare

     

    SPADEFISHES

     

  • Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber), uncommon

     

    BUTTERFLYFISHES

     

  • Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetedon capistratus), rare
     
  • Spotfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus), young are not uncommon in summer, early fall
     
  • Reef butterflyfish (Chaetodon sedentarius), rare

     

    ANGELFISHES

     

  • Grey angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus), rare
     
  • French angelfish (Pomacanthus paru), rare
     
  • Blue angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis), rare

     

    DAMSELFISHES

     

  • Sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis), rare
     
  • Beaugregory (Pomacentrus leucostictus), rare
     
  • Bicolor damselfish (Pomacenthus partitus), rare
     
  • Cocoa damselfish (Pomacenthus variabilis), rare

     

    MULLETS

     

  • Striped mulled (Mugil cephalus), common
     
  • White mullet (Mugil curema), common

     

    BARRACUDAS

     

  • Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), rare
     
  • Northern sennet (Sphyraena borealis), common summer
     
  • Guaguanche (Sphyraena guagancho), rare

     

    THREADFINS

     

  • Atlantic threadfin (Polydactylus octonemus), rare

     

    WRASSES

     

  • Tautog (Tautoga onitis), abundant
     
  • Cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus), abundant

     

    PARROTFISHES

     

  • Redfin parrotfish (Sparisoma rubripinne), Rare

     

    EELPOUTS

     

  • Ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus), common, ocean

     

    PRICKLEBACKS

     

  • Snakeblenny (Lumpenus lumpretaeformis), needs verif.
     
  • Radiated shanny (Ulvaria subbifurcata), uncommon

     

    WRYMOUTHS

     

  • Wrymouth (Cryptacanthodes maculatus), rare

     

    GUNNELS

     

  • Rock gunnel (Pholis gunnellus), common

     

    WOLFFISHES

     

  • Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), rare

     

    STARGAZERS

     

  • Northern stargazer (Astroscopus guttatus), uncommon

     

    COMBTOOTH BLENNIES

     

  • Striped blenny (Chasmodes bosquianus), rare
     
  • Feather blenny (Hypsoblennius hentz), uncommon
     
  • Seaweed blenny (Parablennius marmoreus), rare

     

    SAND LANCES

     

  • American sand lance (Ammodytes americanus), abundant
     
  • Northern sand lance (Ammodytes dubius), common offshore

     

    GOBIES

     

  • Naked goby (Gobiosoma bosc), common
     
  • Seaboard goby (Gobiosoma ginsburgi), locally common

     

    SURGEONFISHES

     

  • Ocean surgeon (Acanthurus bahianus), rare
     
  • Doctorfish (Acanthurus chirurgus), rare
     
  • Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus), rare

     

    LOUVARS

     

  • Luvar (Luvaris imperialis), rare

     

    SNAKE MACKERELS

     

  • Snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens), rare
     
  • Atlantic cutlassfish (Trichirus lepturus), rare

     

     

  • MACKERELS

     

  • Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), uncommon
     
  • Frigate mackerel (Auxis thazard), irregular
     
  • Little tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus), irregular
     
  • Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), sometimes common
     
  • Striped bonito (Sarda orientalis), questionable
     
  • Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda), common
     
  • Chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus), sometimes common
     
  • Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), abundant during seasonal migrations
     
  • King mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla), uncommon
     
  • Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), sometimes common
     
  • Cero (Scomberomorus regalis), rare
     
  • Albacore (Thunnus alalunga), irregular
     
  • Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), irregular
     
  • Backfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus), irregular
     
  • Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), irregular
     
  • Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), usually the most common and the most inshore of our large tunas

     

    SWORDFISHES

     

  • Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), Not uncommon off South Shore, rare in shore

     

    BILLFISHES

     

  • Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus), Rare
     
  • Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), Uncommon
     
  • White marlin (Tetrapterus albidus), not uncommon

     

    BUTTERFISHES

     

  • Silver-rag (Ariomma bondi), Rare
     
  • Barrelfish (Hyperoglyphe perciformis), not uncommon in some years
     
  • Man-of-war-fish (Nomeus gronovii), Rare
     
  • Harvestfish (Peprilus alepidotus), Uncommon
     
  • Butterfish (Peprilus tricanthus), adundant
     
  • Freckled driftfish (Psenes cyanophrys), rare

     

    LEFTEYE FLOUNDERS

     

  • Eyed flounder (Bothus ocellatus), rare
     
  • Twospot flounder (Bothus robinsi), rare
     
  • Gulf stream flounder (Citharichthys arctifrons), not uncommon in ocean
     
  • Bay whiff (Citharichthys spilopterus), rare
     
  • Smallmouth flounder (Etropus microstomus), common
     
  • Gulf flounder (Paralichthys albigutta), needs verif.
     
  • Summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), abundant from spring to fall
     
  • Fourspot flounder (Paralichthys oblongus), common
     
  • Windowpane (Scophthalmus aquosus), abundant

     

    RIGHTEYE FLOUNDERS

     

  • Witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus), rare inshore, common in depths beyond the limits of this list
     
  • Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), rare
     
  • Yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea), common in the ocean, rare inshore
     
  • Smooth flounder (Pleuronectes putnami), rare
     
  • Winter flounder (Pleuronectes americanus), abundant

     

    SOLES

     

  • Blackcheek tonguefish (Symphurus plagiusa), rare
     
  • Hogchoker abundant (Trinectes maculatus), in bays

     

    LEATHERJACKETS

     

  • Orange filefish (Aluterus schoepfi), uncommon, occuring only in summer
     
  • Scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus), needs verif.
     
  • Slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri), rare
     
  • Grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus), common in the summer in recent years
     
  • Queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula), rare
     
  • Whitespotted filefish (Cantherhines macrocerus), rare
     
  • Ocean triggerfish (Canthidermis sufflamen), rare
     
  • Planehead filefish (Monacanthus hispidus), common in summer

     

    BOXFISHES

     

  • Honeycomb boxfish (Lactophys polygonia), rare
     
  • Scrawled cowfish (Lactophrys quadricornis), rare
     
  • Trunkfish (Lactophrys trigonus), rare
     
  • Smooth trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter), uncommon

     

    PUFFERS

     

  • Web burrfish (Chilomycterus antillarum), rare
     
  • Striped burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi), Not uncommon
     
  • Porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), rare
     
  • Smooth puffer (Lagocephalus laevigatus), uncommon
     
  • Northern puffer (Sphoeroides maculatus), common
     
  • Bandtail puffer (Sphoeroides spengleri), Uncommon

     

    MOLAS

     

  • Ocean sunfish (Mola mola), not uncommon in summer
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