Common sport fish, bait fish and other species listed in alphabetical order with sections for major species like grouper and snapper. Brief details on where to find each species, what they eat and the bait to use can give you the upper hand in catching your target species. If you cannot find a fish on this page, visit MBARA's photo albums of tropical fish for species found on reefs, non-sport fish. Fish Identification Saltwater shows drawing of common Florida fish.
Fish Species Chart
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Call Captain Mike Hoffman today to book your next fishing charter and you will be able to catch some of the fish species listed below. They have a streamlined body and are dark blue on top that fades into silvery sides and belly. The average size of these fish is 25 to 45 pounds. Amberjack are large, streamlined fish with deeply forked tails. They have a amber stripe that runs all the way down the side and through the eye. They are olive to dark amber on the back which fades to silvery sides and a white belly.
Description: Silver and black skin separated by a distinguishable yellowish stripe down the mid-section of body. Amberjack have a dark stripe from their nose to the front of dorsal fin which"lights up" when they are in feeding mode. Where Found: Offshore around rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 60 - feet of water; juveniles associated with floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep. Feeding Habits: Feeds best on live bait pinfish, cigar minnows, croakers, Grunts, spadefish and squirrelfish.
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. These large fish are considered to be quite hardy, but because of their size may present a significant challenge to the keeper. They need huge aquariums , up to gallons to house one for its entire lifespan. None are reef safe, and a potential owner should be aware that they need to have plenty of vegetable matter in their diet.