Dima

Need help with fish identification caught in Florida

6 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Hello,

 

need help with identifying the following species:

 

1. This looks very similar to Oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau, http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20160917183823) I caught in New York but this one had teeth and "horns" (Oyster toadfish didn't).  
Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) maybe? - http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503123452


2. I think this is a Jolthead Porgy or Littlehead Porgy. Not sure which:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503170642 and http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503121727

 

3. Have no idea. Maybe American silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura)?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180502185232

 

4. This looked to me like Hypanus say (Bluntnose stingray):
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180501183756

 

5. Is it a Gray Snapper (Lutjanus griseus)?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429204707

 

6. This looks like a wrasse. Couldn't find exact species:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429165213

 

7. Pretty sure it is an Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina), but please confirm:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428155427

 

8. I don't know how to start searching for the identification info. Is it a punk-fish?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428134642

Edited by Dima

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Dima said:

Hello,

 

need help with identifying the following species:

 

1. This looks very similar to Oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau, http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20160917183823) I caught in New York but this one had teeth and "horns" (Oyster toadfish didn't).  
Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) maybe? - http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503123452


2. I think this is a Jolthead Porgy or Littlehead Porgy. Not sure which:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503170642 and http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503121727

 

3. Have no idea. Maybe American silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura)?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180502185232

 

4. This looked to me like Hypanus say (Bluntnose stingray):
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180501183756

 

5. Is it a Gray Snapper (Lutjanus griseus)?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429204707

 

6. This looks like a wrasse. Couldn't find exact species:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429165213

 

7. Pretty sure it is an Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina), but please confirm:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428155427

 

8. I don't know how to start searching for the identification info. Is it a punk-fish?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428134642

Yes, #5 is a Gray (aka Mangrove) Snapper.

Can't confirm or identify any others immediately on sight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Dima said:

Hello,

 

need help with identifying the following species:

 

1. This looks very similar to Oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau, http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20160917183823) I caught in New York but this one had teeth and "horns" (Oyster toadfish didn't).  
Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) maybe? - http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503123452


2. I think this is a Jolthead Porgy or Littlehead Porgy. Not sure which:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503170642 and http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503121727

 

3. Have no idea. Maybe American silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura)?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180502185232

 

4. This looked to me like Hypanus say (Bluntnose stingray):
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180501183756

 

5. Is it a Gray Snapper (Lutjanus griseus)?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429204707

 

6. This looks like a wrasse. Couldn't find exact species:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429165213

 

7. Pretty sure it is an Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina), but please confirm:
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428155427

 

8. I don't know how to start searching for the identification info. Is it a punk-fish?
http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428134642

# 2 is a Pigfish (aka Grunt), fantastic bait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you DennisBKLYN215. Yes, #2 is definitely a pigfish. #5 is a Gray or Mangrove snapper. Updated. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what you need help with because the species were labeled but Toadfish, Pigfish, Sand Trout, Southern Stingray, Mangrove/Grey, Atlantic Stingray, Wrasse (possibly a Slippery Dick variation but not sure), and a blenny (hard to tell but look at Hairy Blenny)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, dennysnook said:

Not sure what you need help with because the species were labeled but Toadfish, Pigfish, Sand Trout, Southern Stingray, Mangrove/Grey, Atlantic Stingray, Wrasse (possibly a Slippery Dick variation but not sure), and a blenny (hard to tell but look at Hairy Blenny)

Initially they weren't labeled. Over the past two weeks I believe I identified all of them correctly except the last one. I don't know what blenny it is. So, the links have correct scientific names and all common names.

 

Here they are:

 

1. Opsanus beta -
Gulf toadfish, dogfish, mudfish, oysterdog

 

2. Orthopristis chrysoptera - 
Pigfish

 

3. Cynoscion arenarius - 
Sand seatrout, sand weakfish, white trout

 

4. Hypanus say - Bluntnose Stingray

 

5. Lutjanus griseus - Mangrove snapper, gray snapper

 

6. Diplectrum bivittatum - Dwarf Sand Perch, Aguavina

 

7. Dasyatis sabina - Atlantic stingray

 

8. And this one I'm not sure about. Either Chasmodes saburrae (Florida Blenny) or Hypleurochilus aequipinnis (Oyster Blenny)

 

Still there a possibility that I misidentified something, appreciate any comments.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.