Marine Fishes of Texas

 


Fringed sole
Gymnachirus texae
Achiridae - soles

 


Lined sole
Achirus lineatus
Achiridae - soles

 


Hogchoker
Trinectes maculatus
Achiridae - soles

 


Sargassumfish
Histrio histrio
Antennariidae - frogfishes

 


Hardhead catfish
Ariopsis felis
Ariidae - catfishes, sea

 


Gafftopsail catfish
Bagre marinus
Ariidae - catfishes, sea

 


Rough silverside
Membras martinica
Atherinopsidae - silversides

 


Inland silverside
Menidia beryllina
Atherinopsidae - silversides

 


Yellowfin aulopus
Aulopus filamentosus
Aulopidae - flagfins

 


Gray triggerfish
Balistes capriscus
Balistidae - triggerfish

 


Atlantic midshipman
Porichthys plectrodon
Batrachoididae - toadfishes

 


Gulf toadfish
Opsanus beta
Batrachoididae - toadfishes

 


Atlantic needlefish
Strongylura marina
Belonidae - needlefishes

 


Freckled blenny
Hypsoblennius ionthas
Blenniidae - blennies

 


Crested blenny
Hypleurochilus geminatus
Blenniidae - blennies

 


Stretchjaw blenny
Chasmodes longimaxilla
Blenniidae - blennies

 


Twospot flounder
Bothus robinsi
Bothidae - flounders

 


Bigscale pomfret
Taractichthys longipinnis
Bramidae - pomfrets

 


Black pomfret
Taractes rubescens
Bramidae - pomfrets

 


Lookdown
Selene vomer
Carangidae - jacks

 


Moonfish
Selene setapinnis
Carangidae - jacks

 


Leatherjack
Oligoplites saurus
Carangidae - jacks

 


Permit
Trachinotus falcatus
Carangidae - jacks

 


Almaco jack
Seriola rivoliana
Carangidae - jacks

 


Greater amberjack
Seriola dumerili
Carangidae - jacks

 


Black jack
Caranx lugubris
Carangidae - jacks

 


Atlantic bumper
Chloroscombrus chrysurus
Carangidae - jacks

 


Banded rudderfish
Seriola zonata
Carangidae - jacks

 


Crevalle jack
Caranx hippos
Carangidae - jacks

 


Yellow jack
Caranx bartholomaei
Carangidae - jacks

 


Florida pompano
Trachinotus carolinus
Carangidae - jacks

 


Bluntnose jack
Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus
Carangidae - jacks

 


Blue runner
Caranx crysos
Carangidae - jacks

 


Bar jack
Caranx ruber
Carangidae - jacks

 


Rough scad
Trachurus lathami
Carangidae - jacks

 


Lemon shark
Negaprion brevirostris
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Finetooth shark
Carcharhinus isodon
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Dusky shark
Carcharhinus obscurus
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Blacktip shark
Carcharhinus limbatus
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Blacknose shark
Carcharhinus acronotus
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Atlantic sharpnose shark
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Sandbar shark
Carcharhinus plumbeus
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Bull shark
Carcharhinus leucas
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Spinner shark
Carcharhinus brevipinna
Carcharhinidae - sharks

 


Bigmouth buffalo
Ictiobus cyprinellus
Catostomidae - suckers

 


Smallmouth buffalo
Ictiobus bubalus
Catostomidae - suckers

 


Warmouth
Lepomis gulosus
Centrarchidae - sunfishes

 


Black driftfish
Hyperoglyphe bythites
Centrolophidae - medusafishes

 


Common snook
Centropomus undecimalis
Centropomidae - snooks

 


Smallscale fat snook
Centropomus parallelus
Centropomidae - snooks

 


Spotfin butterflyfish
Chaetodon ocellatus
Chaetodontidae - butterflyfishes

 


Red bellied pacu
Colossoma brachypomum
Characidae - pacus

 


Finescale menhaden
Brevoortia gunteri
Clupeidae - herring

 


Gulf menhaden
Brevoortia patronus
Clupeidae - herring

 


Scaled sardine
Harengula jaguana
Clupeidae - herring

 


Gizzard shad
Dorosoma cepedianum
Clupeidae - herring

 


Threadfin shad
Dorosoma petenense
Clupeidae - herring

 


Atlantic thread herring
Opisthonema oglinum
Clupeidae - herring

 


Round herring
Etrumeus teres
Clupeidae - herring

 


Skipjack herring
Alosa chrysochloris
Clupeidae - herring

 


Common dolphinfish
Coryphaena hippurus
Coryphaenidae - dolphinfishes

 


Blackcheek tonguefish
Symphurus plagiusa
Cynoglossidae - tonguefishes

 


Common carp
Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinidae - carps

 


Grass carp
Ctenopharyngodon idella
Cyprinidae - carps

 


Sheepshead minnow
Cyprinodon variegatus
Cyprinodontidae - pupfishes

 


Atlantic stingray
Dasyatis sabina
Dasyatidae - rays

 


Bluntnose stingray
Dasyatis say
Dasyatidae - rays

 


Striped burrfish
Chilomycterus schoepfii
Diodontidae - porcupinefishes

 


Sharksucker
Echeneis naucrates
Echeneidae - remoras

 


Fat sleeper
Dormitator maculatus
Eleotridae - sleepers

 


Bigmouth sleeper
Gobiomorus dormitor
Eleotridae - sleepers

 


Ladyfish
Elops saurus
Elopidae - tenpounders

 


Bay anchovy
Anchoa mitchilli
Engraulidae - anchovies

 


Dusky anchovy
Anchoa lyolepis
Engraulidae - anchovies

 


Striped anchovy
Anchoa hepsetus
Engraulidae - anchovies

 


Atlantic spadefish
Chaetodipterus faber
Ephippidae - spadefishes

 


Atlantic flyingfish
Cheilopogon melanurus
Exocoetidae - flyingfishes

 


Red cornetfish
Fistularia petimba
Fistulariidae - cornetfishes

 


Longnose killifish
Fundulus similis
Fundulidae - killifishes

 


Gulf killifish
Fundulus grandis
Fundulidae - killifishes

 


Bayou killifish
Fundulus pulvereus
Fundulidae - killifishes

 


Diamond killifish
Adinia xenica
Fundulidae - killifishes

 


Rainwater killifish
Lucania parva
Fundulidae - killifishes

 


Spotfin mojarra
Eucinostomus argenteus
Gerreidae - mojarras

 


Silver jenny
Eucinostomus gula
Gerreidae - mojarras

 


Flagfin mojarra
Eucinostomus melanopterus
Gerreidae - mojarras

 


Irish pompano
Diapterus auratus
Gerreidae - mojarras

 


Nurse shark
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Ginglymostomatidae - sharks

 


Skilletfish
Gobiesox strumosus
Gobiesocidae - clingfishes

 


Clown goby
Microgobius gulosus
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Code goby
Gobiosoma robustum
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Darter goby
Ctenogobius boleosoma
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Lyre goby
Evorthodus lyricus
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Violet goby
Gobioides broussonetii
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Naked goby
Gobiosoma bosc
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Ragged goby
Bollmannia communis
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Freshwater goby
Ctenogobius shufeldti
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Highfin goby
Gobionellus oceanicus
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Green goby
Microgobius thalassinus
Gobiidae - gobies

 


Smooth butterfly ray
Gymnura micrura
Gymnuridae - rays

 


Tomtate
Haemulon aurolineatum
Haemulidae - grunts

 


Pigfish
Orthopristis chrysoptera
Haemulidae - grunts

 


Barred grunt
Conodon nobilis
Haemulidae - grunts

 


Black margate
Anisotremus surinamensis
Haemulidae - grunts

 


False silverstripe halfbeak
Hyporhamphus meeki
Hemiramphidae - halfbeaks

 


Sharpnose sevengill shark
Heptranchias perlo
Hexanchidae - sharks

 


Squirrelfish
Holocentrus adscensionis
Holocentridae - squirrelfishes

 


Blue catfish
Ictalurus furcatus
Ictaluridae - catfishes, North American

 


Bermuda chub
Kyphosus sectatrix
Kyphosidae - chubs, sea

 


Alligator gar
Atractosteus spatula
Lepisosteidae - gars

 


Longnose gar
Lepisosteus osseus
Lepisosteidae - gars

 


Spotted gar
Lepisosteus oculatus
Lepisosteidae - gars

 


Atlantic tripletail
Lobotes surinamensis
Lobotidae - tripletails

 


Gray snapper
Lutjanus griseus
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Blackfin snapper
Lutjanus buccanella
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Lane snapper
Lutjanus synagris
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Queen snapper
Etelis oculatus
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Red snapper
Lutjanus campechanus
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Wenchman
Pristipomoides aquilonaris
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Silk snapper
Lutjanus vivanus
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Vermilion snapper
Rhomboplites aurorubens
Lutjanidae - snappers

 


Blueline tilefish
Caulolatilus microps
Malacanthidae - tilefishes

 


Sand tilefish
Malacanthus plumieri
Malacanthidae - tilefishes

 


Tilefish
Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
Malacanthidae - tilefishes

 


Tarpon
Megalops atlanticus
Megalopidae - tarpons

 


Pink wormfish
Microdesmus longipinnis
Microdesmidae - wormfishes

 


Planehead filefish
Stephanolepis hispidus
Monacanthidae - filefish

 


Orange filefish
Aluterus schoepfii
Monacanthidae - filefish

 


Dotterel filefish
Aluterus heudelotii
Monacanthidae - filefish

 


White bass
Morone chrysops
Moronidae - basses, temperate

 


Striped bass
Morone saxatilis
Moronidae - basses, temperate

 


Striped mullet
Mugil cephalus
Mugilidae - mullet

 


White mullet
Mugil curema
Mugilidae - mullet

 


Blacktail moray
Gymnothorax kolpos
Muraenidae - eels, morays

 


Lesser electric ray
Narcine bancroftii
Narcinidae - rays

 


Spotted batfish
Ogcocephalus pantostictus
Ogcocephalidae - batfishes

 


Snapper eel
Echiophis punctifer
Ophichthidae - eels, snake

 


Sooty eel
Bascanichthys bascanium
Ophichthidae - eels, snake

 


King snake eel
Ophichthus rex
Ophichthidae - eels, snake

 


Shrimp eel
Ophichthus gomesii
Ophichthidae - eels, snake

 


Crested cusk eel
Ophidion josephi
Ophidiidae - eels, cusk

 


Blackedge cusk eel
Lepophidium brevibarbe
Ophidiidae - eels, cusk

 


Bay whiff
Citharichthys spilopterus
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Southern flounder
Paralichthys lethostigma
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Ocellated flounder
Ancylopsetta ommata
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Fringed flounder
Etropus crossotus
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Gulf flounder
Paralichthys albigutta
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Mexican flounder
Cyclopsetta chittendeni
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Shoal flounder
Syacium gunteri
Paralichthyidae - flounders

 


Gulf hake
Urophycis cirrata
Phycidae - hakes

 


Southern hake
Urophycis floridana
Phycidae - hakes

 


Sailfin molly
Poecilia latipinna
Poeciliidae - livebearers

 


Stout beardfish
Polymixia nobilis
Polymixiidae - beardfish

 


Atlantic threadfin
Polydactylus octonemus
Polynemidae - threadfins

 


French angelfish
Pomacanthus paru
Pomacanthidae - angelfishes

 


Blue angelfish
Holacanthus bermudensis
Pomacanthidae - angelfishes

 


Sergeant major
Abudefduf saxatilis
Pomacentridae - damselfishes

 


Bluefish
Pomatomus saltatrix
Pomatomidae - bluefishes

 


Bigeye
Priacanthus arenatus
Priacanthidae - bigeyes

 


Cobia
Rachycentron canadum
Rachycentridae - cobias

 


Roundel skate
Raja texana
Rajidae - rays

 


Whale shark
Rhincodon typus
Rhincodontidae - sharks

 


Cownose ray
Rhinoptera bonasus
Rhinopteridae - rays

 


Silver seatrout
Cynoscion nothus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Atlantic croaker
Micropogonias undulatus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Spotted seatrout
Cynoscion nebulosus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Silver perch
Bairdiella chrysoura
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Star drum
Stellifer lanceolatus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Southern kingfish
Menticirrhus americanus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Black drum
Pogonias cromis
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Sand seatrout
Cynoscion arenarius
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Cubbyu
Pareques umbrosus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Spot
Leiostomus xanthurus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Banded drum
Larimus fasciatus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Freshwater drum
Aplodinotus grunniens
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Red drum
Sciaenops ocellatus
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Gulf kingfish
Menticirrhus littoralis
Sciaenidae - drums

 


Little tunny
Euthynnus alletteratus
Scombridae - tunas

 


Bigeye tuna
Thunnus obesus
Scombridae - tunas

 


Blackfin tuna
Thunnus atlanticus
Scombridae - tunas

 


Yellowfin tuna
Thunnus albacares
Scombridae - tunas

 



Acanthocybium solandri
Scombridae - mackerels

 


King mackerel
Scomberomorus cavalla
Scombridae - mackerels

 


Spanish mackerel
Scomberomorus maculatus
Scombridae - mackerels

 


Red lionfish
Pterois volitans
Scorpaenidae - lionfishes

 


Highfin scorpionfish
Pontinus rathbuni
Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes

 


Spinycheek scorpionfish
Neomerinthe hemingwayi
Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes

 


Blackbelly rosefish
Helicolenus dactylopterus
Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes

 


Spotted scorpionfish
Scorpaena plumieri
Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes

 


Rock sea bass
Centropristis philadelphica
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Marbled grouper
Dermatolepis inermis
Serranidae - groupers

 


Twospot sea bass
Centropristis fuscula
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Longtail bass
Hemanthias leptus
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Dwarf sand perch
Diplectrum bivittatum
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Red hind
Epinephelus guttatus
Serranidae - groupers

 


Belted sandfish
Serranus subligarius
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Scamp
Mycteroperca phenax
Serranidae - groupers

 


Whitespotted soapfish
Rypticus maculatus
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Spanish flag
Gonioplectrus hispanus
Serranidae - basses, sea

 


Yellowedge grouper
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus
Serranidae - groupers

 


Warsaw grouper
Hyporthodus nigritus
Serranidae - groupers

 


Snowy grouper
Hyporthodus niveatus
Serranidae - groupers

 


Misty grouper
Hyporthodus mystacinus
Serranidae - groupers

 


Rock hind
Epinephelus adscensionis
Serranidae - groupers

 


Pinfish
Lagodon rhomboides
Sparidae - porgies

 


Sheepshead
Archosargus probatocephalus
Sparidae - porgies

 


Longspine porgy
Stenotomus caprinus
Sparidae - porgies

 


Red porgy
Pagrus pagrus
Sparidae - porgies

 


Whitebone porgy
Calamus leucosteus
Sparidae - porgies

 


Great barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda
Sphyraenidae - barracudas

 


Guaguanche
Sphyraena guachancho
Sphyraenidae - barracudas

 


Scalloped hammerhead shark
Sphyrna lewini
Sphyrnidae - sharks

 


Bonnethead shark
Sphyrna tiburo
Sphyrnidae - sharks

 


Cuban dogfish
Squalus cubensis
Squalidae - sharks

 


Gulf butterfish
Peprilus burti
Stromateidae - butterfishes

 


Harvestfish
Peprilus paru
Stromateidae - butterfishes

 


Sargassum pipefish
Syngnathus pelagicus
Syngnathidae - pipefishes

 


Chain pipefish
Syngnathus louisianae
Syngnathidae - pipefishes

 


Gulf pipefish
Syngnathus scovelli
Syngnathidae - pipefishes

 


Lined seahorse
Hippocampus erectus
Syngnathidae - seahorses

 


Inshore lizardfish
Synodus foetens
Synodontidae - lizardfishes

 


Smooth puffer
Lagocephalus laevigatus
Tetraodontidae - puffers

 


Least puffer
Sphoeroides parvus
Tetraodontidae - puffers

 


Smooth dogfish
Mustelus canis
Triakidae - sharks

 


Florida smoothhound
Mustelus norrisi
Triakidae - sharks

 


Atlantic cutlassfish
Trichiurus lepturus
Trichiuridae - cutlassfishes

 


Bigeye searobin
Prionotus longispinosus
Triglidae - searobins

 


Bighead searobin
Prionotus tribulus
Triglidae - searobins

 


Bandtail searobin
Prionotus ophryas
Triglidae - searobins

 


Leopard searobin
Prionotus scitulus
Triglidae - searobins

 


Southern stargazer
Astroscopus y-graecum
Uranoscopidae - stargazers