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Gallery -- Fish ID

Coming Summer 2015

Fish ID

What are the most common fish you see on most reefs?

What are the rarest finds we've spotted on St. Croix?

Ever wonder what's the difference from a Spotted Drumfish, Jackknife, and a High Hat?

We're about to show you!

 

SHAPE

SIZE

COLORS

Hard Coral

Tiny (under and inch)

Red

Soft Coral

Small (under 6 inches)

Yellow

Anemone

Medium (about 6-12 inches)

Green

Sponge

Large (1-3 feet)

Blue

Urchin

Extra-Large (~4 feet: e.g. Tarpon)

Grey

Starfish

Big, Odd Stuff: (Rays, Mantas, etc.)

Black

 

The Big Stuff (Sharks, Dolphins, Whales)

 
Lobster  

Yellow & Blue

Crabs, Shrimp  

Yellow & Black

     

Clam/bivalve

 

Shinny Blue

 

 

 

Worm (Feather Duster, Christmas, etc.)

Big eyes

Black and Yellow

 

 

 

Eel

 

Spotted

 

 

 

Octopus

 

Stripped

 

 

 

Turtle

 

 

 

 

 

Puffer fish

 

 

 

 

 

Caterpillar, Slug, and Nudibranc

 

 

 

 

 

Weird (Seahorse, Frogfish, Batfish, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

Odd shape

 

 

Crabs, Shrimp

 

 

Cucumbers and Bonnets

 

 

Angelfish

 

 

 

 

 

Poisonous (or irritating like a mosquito bite)

 

 

 

 

 

Schools

 

 

 

 

 

long and skinny fish (trumpet fish)

 

 

     

things on the bottom or in the sand

(flounder, jawfish, garden eel, urchin)

 

 

     
What's on the faces of those fish?    
     

Nighttime

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creature by Family Group

Size

Color

Goby

 

 

Ray

 

 

Shark

 

 

Flounder

 

 

Butterflyfish

 

 

Turtle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creature by Name

Size

Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted Drumfish -- mohawk, spots, vertical lines on face.

 

Jackknife -- mohawk, no spots, vertical lines on face.

 

 

 

 

Highhat -- mohawk, HORIZONTAL lines.

 

Highhat -- Juvenile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

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