The red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as channel bass, redfish, puppy drum spottail bass, or simply red, is a game fish found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to northern Mexico. It is the only species in the genus Sciaenops.
The largest fish in the family, the greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili, grows up to 2 m in length; most fish in the family reach a maximum length of 25–100 cm. The family contains many important commercial and game fish, notably the Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, and the other jack mackerels in the genus Trachurus.
Clownfish are found in warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red Sea in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons. In a group of clownfish, there is a strict dominance hierarchy. The largest and most aggressive fish is female and is found at the top.
Most species of dartfish are vibrantly colored and come in dazzling shades of red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, green and black. Maintenance and care Dartfishes are a fairly small species of fish and most aquarium varieties only reach a length of around 4 inches.
With its orange to red colored body and gray to black shaded head, the Redtail Filefish makes a captivating addition to a tank. It features 1-2 dorsal spines, 30-33 dorsal soft rays but no anal spines, instead there are 27-30 anal soft rays that makes it unique and beautiful. The Redtail Filefish is a shy fish and hardly turns aggressive towards other fishes except for those of its own genus.
A flatfish is a member of the order Pleuronectiformes of ray-finned demersal fishes, also called the Heterosomata, sometimes classified as a suborder of Perciformes. In many species, both eyes lie on one side of the head, one or the other migrating through or around the head during development. Some species face their left sides upward, some face their right sides upward, and others face either side upward.
Unlike red snappers, acadian redfish will bite just about anything and like all the fish on this list are particularly tasty. This caused the acadian redfish to be declared endangered until 2012 at which point the species’ population was considered rebuilt. Redfish is a popular seafood, mostly in Maine, and is known as a good lobster bait.
Grouper Fish Grouper belongs to one the largest fish families (over 400 species) in the Sea, the Sea Bass family (Serranidae). 9 chances out of 10 if you have eaten grouper it has been Red Grouper ( Epinephelus morio) or Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis) which is a member of the Serranidae family.
OTHER NAMES: Grunt, Orange Grunt, Piggy RANGE: All Florida coasts and the Bahamas. HABITAT: Unlike most Grunts, the Pigfish doesn't mind murky water or soft bottom, and makes itself at home in a variety of shallow-water habitats throughout the state. Although most are taken over grassy flats, they are also plentiful around bars and along channel edges.
A hamlet is a fish of the genus Hypoplectrus that is found mainly in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico , particularly around Florida and the Bahamas . They are a popular choice for hobbyist saltwater aquariums, and come in a variety of colors.
The following list of marine aquarium fish species commonly available in the aquarium trade is not a completely comprehensive list; certain rare specimens may available commercially yet not be listed here. A brief section on each, with a link to the page about the particular species is provided along with references for further information.
Pinnate Spadefish Pinnate Spadefish (Platax pinnatus) Also known as Pinnate Batfish, Shaded Batfish, Red Rimmed Batfish, Red-stripe Batfish, Red-faced Batfish, Red-faced Orbic Batfish, Red-finned Batfish, Longfin Batfish, Long-finned Batfish, Dusky Batfish.
The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. The family includes many familiar species which are variously called pufferfish, puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, blowies, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads, and sea squab.
Tilefishes are mostly small perciform marine fish comprising the family Malacanthidae. They are usually found in sandy areas, especially near coral reefs. Commercial fisheries exist for the largest species, making them important food fish. However, the US Food and Drug Administration warns pregnant or breastfeeding women against eating tilefish and some other fish due to mercury contamination. The smaller, exceptionally colorful species of tilefish are enjoyed in the aquarium.