Florent's Guide To The

South Florida Reefs

By Common Name | By Category | By Scientific Names
A
Achelous floridanus
Algae Hydroid
Almaco Jack
Amber Penshell
American Warty Anemone [Warty Sea Anemone]
Angular Sea Whip
Antillean Fileclam
Artichoke/Solitary Disk Coral
Atlantic Brief Squid
Atlantic Creolefish
Atlantic Gray Cowry
Atlantic Mushroom Coral
Atlantic Spadefish
Atlantic Tarpon
Atlantic Thorny-Oyster
Atlantic Triton's Trumpet
Atlantic White-Spotted Octopus
Atlantic Wing-Oyster
Azure Vase Sponge
B
Balloonfish
Ballyhoo
Banded Boxer Shrimp [Banded Coral Shrimp]
Banded Butterflyfish
Banded Clinging Crab
Banded Coral Shrimp
Banded Jawfish
Banded Pipefish [Harlequin Pipefish]
Banded Sea Star
Banded Tube-Dwelling Anemone
Bandtail Puffer
Bar Jack
Barber-Pole Shrimp [Banded Coral Shrimp]
Barred Hamlet
Beaded Crinoid
Bearded Fireworm
Beaugregory
Bell Sponge
Belted cardinalfish
Bent Sea Rod
Bermuda/Gray Chub
Bicolor Damselfish
Bipinnate Sea Plumes
Black Condominium Tunicate
Black Durgon
Black Grouper
Black Jack
Black Margate
Black Sea Rod
Black Triggerfish [Black Durgon]
Black-Ball Sponge
Black-Spotted Feather Duster
Black-Spotted Porcupinefish [Porcupinefish]
Blackbar Soldierfish
Blackfin Snapper
Blackpoint Sculling Crab
Blade Fire Coral
Blotched Swimming Crab
Blue Angelfish
Blue Chromis
Blue Hamlet
Blue Parrotfish
Blue Runner
Blue Sea Chub [Topsail Chub]
Blue Tang
Blue-Eye Hermit Crab
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab
Bluehead
Bluestriped Grunt
Blunt-Spined Brittle Star
Blushing Star Coral
Boga
Bonefish
Bottlenose Dolphin
Boulder Brain Coral
Boulder Star Coral
Branched Finger Coral
Branching Anemone
Branching Fire Coral
Branching Hydroid
Branching Tube Sponge
Branching Vase Sponge
Brassy Chub
Brazilian Electric Ray [Lesser Electric Ray]
Bridled Burrfish
Bridled Goby
Brown Bowl Sponge
Brown Chromis
Brown Clustered Tube Sponge
Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge
Brown Fanworm
Brown Garden Eel
Brown Slipper Lobster [Sculptured Slipper Lobster]
Brown Variable Sponge
Bubble Algae [Sea Perl]
Buffalo Trunkfish
Bull Shark
Burgundy Crust Algae
Bushy Black Coral
Bushy Sea Whip
Butter Hamlet
Button Tunicate
C
Caesar Grunt
Callyspongia fallax
Candy Basslet
Caribbean Boxing Shrimp [Golden Coral Shrimp]
Caribbean Neon Goby
Caribbean Reef Octopus
Caribbean Reef Shark
Caribbean Reef Squid
Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Carribean Velvet Shrimp
Cero
Chain Moray Eel
Chalk Bass
Channel Clinging Crab
Channel Flounder
Checkered Puffer
Checkered-Eye Mantis [Ciliated Mantis Shrimp]
Cherubfish
Chestnut Moray Eel
Chiton viridis
Chocolate Chip Sea Cucumber [Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber]
Christmas Tree Hydroid
Christmas Tree Worm
Ciliated False Squilla [Ciliated Mantis Shrimp]
Ciliated Mantis Shrimp
Citron Sponge
Clown wrasse
Clubtip Finger Coral
Cocoa Damselfish
Colon Goby
Colorful Sea Rod
Comet Star
Common Blue Crab
Common Lionfish
Common Mantis Shrimp [Ciliated Mantis Shrimp]
Common Octopus
Common Sea Fan
Common Squat Lobster
Coney
Convict Fish [Sheepshead]
Cookie Dough Sea Cucumber [Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber]
Copper Sweeper [Glassy Sweeper]
Coral Clinging Crab
Coral Crab [Channel Clinging Crab]
Corkscrew Anemone
Corky Sea Finger
Cottonwick
Creole Wrasse
Crevice Brittle Star
Crisscross Tritonia
Crozier's Flatworm [Lined Flatworm]
Crustose Coralline Algae
Cryptic Teardrop Crab
Cubbyu
Cubera Snapper
Cushion Sea Star
Cymothoid Isopod
D
Dark Volcano Sponge
Deepwater Sea Fan
Devil's Sea Whip
Diffuse Ivory Bush Coral
Doctorfish
Dog Snapper
Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber
Dusky Damselfish
Dusky squirrelfish
Dwarf Sand Perch
E
Elkhorn Coral
Elliptical Star Coral
Encrusting Fan-Leaf Alga
Encrusting Gorgonian
Encrusting Social Tunicate
Erect Rope Sponge
Eyed Flounder
F
Feathered Hydroid [Christmas Tree Hydroid]
Flabellina engeli
Flame Scallop [Rough Fileclam]
Flamefish
Flamingo Tongue
Flat Needlefish
Flat Tree Oyster
Flat-Top Bristle Brush
Florida Corallimorph
Florida Fighting Conch
Florida Sea Cucumber
Forked Tentacle Corallimorph
Foureye Butterflyfish
Fragile Saucer Coral
Freckled Porcupinefish [Balloonfish]
Freckled Soapfish
French Angelfish
French Grunt
Frond Oyster
Furry Sea Cucumber
G
Gaudy Clown Crab
Ghost Feather Duster
Giant Anemone
Giant Barrel Sponge
Giant Basketstar Star
Giant Hermit Crab
Giant Manta Ray
Giant Tunicate
Glasseye Snapper
Glassy Sweeper
Golden Coral Shrimp
Golden Crinoid
Goldentail Moray Eel
Goldline Blenny
Goldspot Goby
Goldspotted Eel
Golfball Coral
Goliath Grouper
Gray Angelfish
Gray Snapper
Graysby
Great Barracuda
Great Star Coral
Greater Soapfish
Green Bubble Weed
Green Encrusting Tunicate [Encrusting Social Tunicate]
Green Finger Sponge
Green Mermaid's Wine Glass
Green Moray Eel
Green Razorfish
Green Sea Urchin [Variegated Urchin]
Green Turtle
Greenblotch Parrotfish
Grooved Brain Coral
Grooved-Blade Sea Whip
H
Hair Net Black Coral
Hairy Blenny
Harlequin Bass
Harlequin Pipefish
Hawksbill Turtle
Heart Urchin Pea Crab
Hidden Anemone
Hidden Sea Cucumber
High Hat
High-Veined Encrusting Sponge
Highfin Chub [Topsail Chub]
Hogfish
Honeycomb Cowfish
Horse-Eye Jack
Horseshoe Crab
Hybrid Hamlet
J
Jackknife Fish
Jewfish [Goliath Grouper]
Jolthead Porgy
K
King Crab [Channel Clinging Crab]
King Helmet
Knobby Anemone
Knobby Brain Coral
Knobby Cactus Coral
Knobby Sea Rods
L
Lane Snapper
Lantern Bass
Large-Leaf Hanging Vine
Lavender Rope Spounge
Leafy Rolled-Blade Alga
Leathery Barrel Sponge
Lemon Shark
Leopard Flatworm
Lesser Electric Ray
Lesser Starlet Coral
Lettuce Coral
Lettuce Sea Slug
Limp Sea Star [Banded Sea Star]
Lined Flatworm
Lobed Star Coral
Loggerhead Sponge
Loggerhead Turtle
Long Sea Whip
Long-Handed Lobster [Red Banded Lobster]
Long-Spine Porcupinefish [Balloonfish]
Long-Spined Urchin
Longfin Damselfish
Longjaw Squirrelfish
Longsnout Butterflyfish
Longsnout Seahorse
Longspine Squirrelfish
Low Relief Lettuce Coral
Lowfin Chub [Brassy Chub]
Lumpy Overgrowing Sponge
M
Magnificent Feather Duster
Mahogany Snapper
Mangrove Tunicate
Mangrove Upsidedown Jelly
Masked/Glass Goby
Massive Starlet Coral
Mat Zoanthid
Maze Coral
Medusa Worm
Mermaid's Fan
Midnight Parrotfish
Milk Conch
Mimic Cardinalfish
Moon Jelly
Mottled Conger Moray [Viper Moray Eel]
Mountainous Star Coral
Mulatto Conger Eel [Viper Moray Eel]
Mushroom Scorpionfish
Mustard Hill Coral
Mutton Snapper
        
N
Nassau Grouper
Night Sergeant
Nimble Spray Crab
Nurse Shark
O
Ocean Surgeonfish
Ocean Triggerfish
Ocellate Swimming Crab
Olive Chromis [Sunshinefish]
Orange Ball Sponge
Orange Cup Coral
Orange Elephant Ear Sponge
Orange Fireworm
Orange Icing Sponge
Orange Lumpy Encrusting Sponge
Orange-Veined Encrusting Sponge
Orangeclaw Hermit Crab
Orangespotted Filefish
Ornate Blue Crab
Ornate Elysia
Overgrowing Mat Tunicates
Overgrowing Tunicates
P
Painted Elysia
Painted Tunicate
Pale Cardinalfish
Pallid Goby
Palometa
Passing Jack [Bar Jack]
Peach Encrusting Sponge
Peacock Flounder
Pearly Razorfish
Pederson Cleaner Shrimp
Pelagic Manta Ray [Giant Manta Ray]
Peppermint Basslet
Peppermint Goby
Permit
Pillar Coral
Pinecone Alga
Pink Bush Alga
Pink Lumpy Sponge
Pink Vase Sponge
Pink and Red Encrusting Sponge
Pipehorse
Pitted Sponge
Polkadotted Hermit Crab
Porcupinefish
Porkfish
Porous Sea Rods
Princess Parrotfish
Puddingwife
Purplemouth Moray Eel
Pyrosoma atlanticum
Q
Queen Angelfish
Queen Conch
Queen Parrotfish
Queen Triggerfish
R
Rainbow Parrotfish
Rainbow Runner
Red Banded Lobster
Red Boring Sponge
Red Encrusting Sponge
Red Finger Sea Star [Comet Star]
Red Heart Urchin
Red Hind
Red Jack [Bar Jack]
Red Lionfish [Common Lionfish]
Red Night Shrimp
Red Reef Hermit Crab
Red Rock Urchin [Rock-Boring Urchin]
Red Snapping Shrimp
Red Warty Sea Anemone
Red-Backed Cleaning Shrimp [Scarlet-Striped Cleaning Shrimp]
Red-Orange Ghost Shrimp
Red-Ridged Clinging Crab
Red-Spot Comb Jelly
Red-Stripe Hermit Crab
Red-tipped Sea Goddess
Redband Parrotfish
Redfin Needlefish
Redfin Parrotfish [Yellowtail Parrotfish]
Redhair Swimming Crab
Redlip Blenny
Redspotted Hawkfish
Redtail Parrotfish
Reef Butterflyfish
Reef Scorpionfish
Reef Spider Crab [Channel Clinging Crab]
Reef Squirrelfish
Reef Tunicate
Reef Urchin
Reticulated Brittle Star
Reticulated Hermit Crab
Reticulated Sea Star [Cushion Sea Star]
Ridged Cactus Coral
Rock Beauty
Rock-Boring Urchin
Rose Coral
Rose Lace Coral
Rosy Razorfish
Rough Cactus Coral
Rough Fileclam
Rough Star Coral
Roughback Shrimp
Roughhead Blenny
Roughhead Triplefin
Row Pore Rope Sponge
Ruby Brittle Star
Rusty Goby
S
Saddled Blenny
Sailfin Blenny
Sailor's Grunt [Sailors Choice]
Sailors Choice
Salpa maxima
Salpa spp.
Sand Diver
Sand Perch
Sand Tilefish
Sargassum Seaweed
Sargassum Swimming Crab
Sargassum Triggerfish
Saucer Coral [Sunray Lettuce Coral]
Saucereye Porgy
Saw-Blade Alga
Scaled Lettuce Coral
Scarlet Lady [Scarlet-Striped Cleaning Shrimp]
Scarlet-Striped Cleaning Shrimp
Scattered Pore Rope Sponge
Schoolmaster Snapper
Scrawled Cowfish
Scrawled Filefish
Sculptured Mitten Lobster [Sculptured Slipper Lobster]
Sculptured Slipper Lobster
Sea Frost
Sea Perl
Sea Plumes
Sea Thimble Jellyfish
Sergeant Major
Sessile Barnacles
Sexy Anemone Shrimp [Squat Anemone Shrimp]
Sharksucker
Sharp Eulima
Sharpnose Puffer
Sharptail Eel
Sheepshead
Shelligs crab [Ornate Blue Crab]
Short-Finned Pilot Whale
Shortfin Pipefish
Shortfinger Neck Crab
Shortnose Batfish
Shy Feather Duster
Silver King [Atlantic Tarpon]
Skip Jack [Bar Jack]
Slate-Pencil Urchin
Slender Filefish
Slimy Sea Plumes
Slippery Dick
Slit-Pore Sea Rods
Small Spanish Lobster
Smallmouth Grunt
Smenospongia conulosa
Smooth Flower Coral
Smooth Star Coral
Smooth Trunkfish
Southern Stingray
Spanish Grunt
Spanish Hogfish
Spanish Lobster
Speckled Hind [Red Hind]
Spiny Balloonfish [Balloonfish]
Spiny Brittle Star
Spiny Flower Coral
Spinyhead Blenny
Split-Crown Feather Duster
Sponge Brittle Star
Sponge Peppermint Shrimp
Sponge Zoanthid
Spongy Decorator Crab
Spot-Fin Porcupinefish [Porcupinefish]
Spotfin Burrfish
Spotfin Butterflyfish
Spotlight Goby
Spotted Cleaner Shrimp
Spotted Drum
Spotted Eagle Ray
Spotted Goatfish
Spotted Moray Eel
Spotted Scorpionfish
Spotted Sea Hare
Spotted Soapfish
Spotted Soapfish [Freckled Soapfish]
Spotted Soapfish [Spotted Soapfish]
Spotted Spiny Lobster
Spotted Trunkfish
Squamose Chiton
Squat Anemone Shrimp
Squirrelfish
Staghorn Coral
Star Coral [Golfball Coral]
Star Encrusting Sponge
Star Horseshoe Worm
Stareye Hermit Crab
Stinging Bush Hydroid
Stinker Sponge
Stoplight Parrotfish
Strawberry Grouper [Red Hind]
Strawberry Tunicate
Strawberry Vase Sponge
Striped Parrotfish
Sun Anemone Shrimp
Sunray Lettuce Coral
Sunray Plate Coral [Sunray Lettuce Coral]
Sunshine Chromis [Sunshinefish]
Sunshinefish
Swollen-Knob Candelabrum
Symmetrical Brain Coral
T
Tan Hamlet
Ten-Ray Star Coral
Thin Finger Coral
Three-Colored Hermit Crab [Blue-Legged Hermit Crab]
Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber
Threespot Damselfish
Tidal Spray Crab
Tiger Flatworm [Lined Flatworm]
Tiger Grouper
Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber
Tobaccofish
Tomtate
Topsail Chub
Touch-Me-Not Sponge
Tricolor Hermit Crab [Blue-Legged Hermit Crab]
True Tulip
Trumpetfish
Tubular Thicket Algae
Tubulate Sponge
Tusked goby
Tutle Grass Anemone
Two Claw Shrimp
Two-Spined Sea Star
U
Upsidedown Jelly
Urchin Crab [Nimble Spray Crab]
V
Variegated Feather Duster
Variegated Urchin
Venus Girdle
Viper Moray Eel
Viscous Sponge
W
Walper's Branching Sponge
Warty Corallimorph
Warty Sea Anemone
Weak Sea Star [Banded Sea Star]
Web Burrfish
West Indian Manatee
West Indian Sea Egg
West Indian Starsnail
West Indian Top Snail
West Indian furrow lobster [Red Banded Lobster]
Whale Shark
White Cryptic Sponge
White Encrusting Zoanthid
White Grunt
White Margate
White Mermaid's Wine Glass
White Scroll Alga
White Speck Tunicate
White-Vein Sargassum
Whitefin Sharksucker
Whitespotted Filefish
Whitestar Cardinalfish
Whitevalley Maze Coral
Wire Coral
Y
Y Branched Algae
Yellow Calcareous Sponge
Yellow Coral Banded Shrimp [Golden Coral Shrimp]
Yellow Coral Crab [Red-Ridged Clinging Crab]
Yellow Fanworm
Yellow Goatfish
Yellow Jack
Yellow Pencil Coral
Yellow Stingray
Yellow Tube Sponge
Yellowbelly Hamlet
Yellowfin Grouper
Yellowfin Mojarra
Yellowhead Jawfish
Yellowhead Wrasse
Yellowline Arrow Crab
Yellowline Goby
Yellowmouth Grouper
Yellowtail Damselfish
Yellowtail Parrotfish
Yellowtail Snapper