Florent's Guide To The

South Florida Reefs

Allied Cowries
Flamingo Tongue
Angelfishes
Blue Angelfish
Cherubfish
French Angelfish
Gray Angelfish
Queen Angelfish
Rock Beauty
Barnacles
Sessile Barnacles
Barracudas
Great Barracuda
Basket Stars
Giant Basketstar Star
Batfishes
Shortnose Batfish
Bigeyes
Glasseye Snapper
Black Corals
Bushy Black Coral
Hair Net Black Coral
Wire Coral
Bonefishes
Bonefish
Bonnetmouths
Boga
Boxer Shrimps
Banded Coral Shrimp
Golden Coral Shrimp
Boxfishes
Buffalo Trunkfish
Honeycomb Cowfish
Scrawled Cowfish
Smooth Trunkfish
Spotted Trunkfish
Brittle Stars
Blunt-Spined Brittle Star
Crevice Brittle Star
Reticulated Brittle Star
Ruby Brittle Star
Spiny Brittle Star
Sponge Brittle Star
Brown Algae
Encrusting Fan-Leaf Alga
Leafy Rolled-Blade Alga
Sargassum Seaweed
White Scroll Alga
White-Vein Sargassum
Y Branched Algae
Butterflyfishes
Banded Butterflyfish
Foureye Butterflyfish
Longsnout Butterflyfish
Reef Butterflyfish
Spotfin Butterflyfish
Calcareous Sponges
White Cryptic Sponge
Yellow Calcareous Sponge
Cardinalfishes
Belted cardinalfish
Flamefish
Mimic Cardinalfish
Pale Cardinalfish
Whitestar Cardinalfish
Chitons
Chiton viridis
Squamose Chiton
Chromis
Blue Chromis
Brown Chromis
Sunshinefish
Chubs
Bermuda/Gray Chub
Brassy Chub
Topsail Chub
Comb Jellies
Red-Spot Comb Jelly
Venus Girdle
Combtooth Blennies
Redlip Blenny
Corallimorphs
Florida Corallimorph
Forked Tentacle Corallimorph
Warty Corallimorph
Cowries
Atlantic Gray Cowry
Damselfishes
Beaugregory
Bicolor Damselfish
Cocoa Damselfish
Dusky Damselfish
Longfin Damselfish
Night Sergeant
Sergeant Major
Threespot Damselfish
Yellowtail Damselfish
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Short-Finned Pilot Whale
Drums
High Hat
Jackknife Fish
Spotted Drum
Eagle Rays
Spotted Eagle Ray
Electric Rays
Lesser Electric Ray
Feather Duster Worms
Black-Spotted Feather Duster
Brown Fanworm
Ghost Feather Duster
Magnificent Feather Duster
Shy Feather Duster
Split-Crown Feather Duster
Variegated Feather Duster
Yellow Fanworm
Feather Oysters
Atlantic Wing-Oyster
Flat Tree Oyster
Feather Stars
Beaded Crinoid
Golden Crinoid
File Clams
Antillean Fileclam
Rough Fileclam
Filefishes
Orangespotted Filefish
Scrawled Filefish
Slender Filefish
Whitespotted Filefish
Fireworms
Bearded Fireworm
Orange Fireworm
Flatworms
Leopard Flatworm
Lined Flatworm
Flounders
Channel Flounder
Eyed Flounder
Peacock Flounder
Garden Eels
Brown Garden Eel
Ghost Shrimps
Red-Orange Ghost Shrimp
Goatfishes
Spotted Goatfish
Yellow Goatfish
Gobies
Bridled Goby
Caribbean Neon Goby
Colon Goby
Goldspot Goby
Masked/Glass Goby
Pallid Goby
Peppermint Goby
Rusty Goby
Spotlight Goby
Tusked goby
Yellowline Goby
Gorgonians
Angular Sea Whip
Bent Sea Rod
Bipinnate Sea Plumes
Black Sea Rod
Bushy Sea Whip
Colorful Sea Rod
Common Sea Fan
Corky Sea Finger
Deepwater Sea Fan
Devil's Sea Whip
Encrusting Gorgonian
Grooved-Blade Sea Whip
Knobby Sea Rods
Long Sea Whip
Porous Sea Rods
Sea Plumes
Slimy Sea Plumes
Slit-Pore Sea Rods
Swollen-Knob Candelabrum
Green Algae
Flat-Top Bristle Brush
Green Bubble Weed
Green Mermaid's Wine Glass
Large-Leaf Hanging Vine
Mermaid's Fan
Pinecone Alga
Saw-Blade Alga
Sea Perl
White Mermaid's Wine Glass
Groupers
Black Grouper
Coney
Goliath Grouper
Graysby
Nassau Grouper
Red Hind
Tiger Grouper
Yellowfin Grouper
Yellowmouth Grouper
Grunts
Black Margate
Bluestriped Grunt
Caesar Grunt
Cottonwick
French Grunt
Porkfish
Sailors Choice
Smallmouth Grunt
Spanish Grunt
Tomtate
White Grunt
White Margate
Halfbeaks
Ballyhoo
Hamlets
Barred Hamlet
Blue Hamlet
Butter Hamlet
Hybrid Hamlet
Tan Hamlet
Yellowbelly Hamlet
        
Hawkfishes
Redspotted Hawkfish
Helmet Shells
King Helmet
Hermit Crabs
Blue-Eye Hermit Crab
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab
Giant Hermit Crab
Orangeclaw Hermit Crab
Polkadotted Hermit Crab
Red Reef Hermit Crab
Red-Stripe Hermit Crab
Reticulated Hermit Crab
Stareye Hermit Crab
Horseshoe Crabs
Horseshoe Crab
Hydrocorals
Blade Fire Coral
Branching Fire Coral
Rose Lace Coral
Hydroid
Algae Hydroid
Branching Hydroid
Christmas Tree Hydroid
Stinging Bush Hydroid
Isopods
Cymothoid Isopod
Jacks
Almaco Jack
Bar Jack
Black Jack
Blue Runner
Horse-Eye Jack
Palometa
Permit
Rainbow Runner
Yellow Jack
Jawfishes
Banded Jawfish
Yellowhead Jawfish
Jellyfishes
Mangrove Upsidedown Jelly
Moon Jelly
Sea Thimble Jellyfish
Upsidedown Jelly
Labrisomid Blennies
Goldline Blenny
Hairy Blenny
Saddled Blenny
Lionfishes
Common Lionfish
Lizardfishes
Sand Diver
Mackerels
Cero
Manatees
West Indian Manatee
Manta Rays
Giant Manta Ray
Mantis Shrimps
Ciliated Mantis Shrimp
Mojarras
Yellowfin Mojarra
Moray Eels
Chain Moray Eel
Chestnut Moray Eel
Goldentail Moray Eel
Green Moray Eel
Mulatto Conger Eel
Purplemouth Moray Eel
Spotted Moray Eel
Needlefishes
Flat Needlefish
Redfin Needlefish
Nudibranchs
Flabellina engeli
Red-tipped Sea Goddess
Octopuses
Atlantic White-Spotted Octopus
Caribbean Reef Octopus
Common Octopus
Parasitic Snails
Sharp Eulima
Parrotfishes
Blue Parrotfish
Greenblotch Parrotfish
Midnight Parrotfish
Princess Parrotfish
Queen Parrotfish
Rainbow Parrotfish
Redband Parrotfish
Redtail Parrotfish
Stoplight Parrotfish
Striped Parrotfish
Yellowtail Parrotfish
Pelagic Tunicates
Pyrosoma atlanticum
Salpa maxima
Salpa spp.
Pen Shells
Amber Penshell
Pipefishes
Harlequin Pipefish
Pipehorse
Shortfin Pipefish
Porcupinefishes
Balloonfish
Bridled Burrfish
Porcupinefish
Web Burrfish
Porgies
Jolthead Porgy
Saucereye Porgy
Pufferfishes
Bandtail Puffer
Checkered Puffer
Sharpnose Puffer
Razorfishes
Green Razorfish
Pearly Razorfish
Rosy Razorfish
Red Algae
Burgundy Crust Algae
Crustose Coralline Algae
Pink Bush Alga
Tubular Thicket Algae
Remoras
Sharksucker
Whitefin Sharksucker
Sap-Sucking Slugs
Lettuce Sea Slug
Ornate Elysia
Painted Elysia
Scorpionfishes
Mushroom Scorpionfish
Reef Scorpionfish
Spotted Scorpionfish
Sea Anemones
Banded Tube-Dwelling Anemone
Branching Anemone
Corkscrew Anemone
Giant Anemone
Hidden Anemone
Knobby Anemone
Red Warty Sea Anemone
Tutle Grass Anemone
Warty Sea Anemone
Sea Cucumbers
Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber
Florida Sea Cucumber
Furry Sea Cucumber
Hidden Sea Cucumber
Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber
Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber
Sea Hares
Spotted Sea Hare
Sea Stars
Banded Sea Star
Comet Star
Cushion Sea Star
Two-Spined Sea Star
Sea Urchins
Long-Spined Urchin
Red Heart Urchin
Reef Urchin
Rock-Boring Urchin
Slate-Pencil Urchin
Variegated Urchin
West Indian Sea Egg
Seabasses
Atlantic Creolefish
Candy Basslet
Chalk Bass
Harlequin Bass
Lantern Bass
Peppermint Basslet
Tobaccofish
Seahorses
Longsnout Seahorse
Sharks
Bull Shark
Caribbean Reef Shark
Lemon Shark
Nurse Shark
Whale Shark
Shrimps
Carribean Velvet Shrimp
Pederson Cleaner Shrimp
Red Night Shrimp
Red Snapping Shrimp
Roughback Shrimp
Scarlet-Striped Cleaning Shrimp
Sponge Peppermint Shrimp
Spotted Cleaner Shrimp
Squat Anemone Shrimp
Sun Anemone Shrimp
Two Claw Shrimp
Slipper Lobsters
Sculptured Slipper Lobster
Small Spanish Lobster
Spanish Lobster
Snake Eels
Goldspotted Eel
Sharptail Eel
Snappers
Blackfin Snapper
Cubera Snapper
Dog Snapper
Gray Snapper
Lane Snapper
Mahogany Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Schoolmaster Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper
Soapfishes
Freckled Soapfish
Greater Soapfish
Spadefishes
Atlantic Spadefish
        
Spaghetti Worms
Medusa Worm
Spiny Lobsters
Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Red Banded Lobster
Spotted Spiny Lobster
Sponges
Azure Vase Sponge
Bell Sponge
Black-Ball Sponge
Branching Tube Sponge
Branching Vase Sponge
Brown Bowl Sponge
Brown Clustered Tube Sponge
Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge
Brown Variable Sponge
Callyspongia fallax
Citron Sponge
Dark Volcano Sponge
Erect Rope Sponge
Giant Barrel Sponge
Green Finger Sponge
High-Veined Encrusting Sponge
Lavender Rope Spounge
Leathery Barrel Sponge
Loggerhead Sponge
Lumpy Overgrowing Sponge
Orange Ball Sponge
Orange Elephant Ear Sponge
Orange Icing Sponge
Orange Lumpy Encrusting Sponge
Orange-Veined Encrusting Sponge
Peach Encrusting Sponge
Pink Lumpy Sponge
Pink Vase Sponge
Pink and Red Encrusting Sponge
Pitted Sponge
Red Boring Sponge
Red Encrusting Sponge
Row Pore Rope Sponge
Scattered Pore Rope Sponge
Smenospongia conulosa
Star Encrusting Sponge
Stinker Sponge
Strawberry Vase Sponge
Touch-Me-Not Sponge
Tubulate Sponge
Viscous Sponge
Walper's Branching Sponge
Yellow Tube Sponge
Squat Lobsters
Common Squat Lobster
Squids
Caribbean Reef Squid
Squirrelfishes
Blackbar Soldierfish
Dusky squirrelfish
Longjaw Squirrelfish
Longspine Squirrelfish
Reef Squirrelfish
Squirrelfish
Stingrays
Southern Stingray
Yellow Stingray
Stony Corals
Artichoke/Solitary Disk Coral
Atlantic Mushroom Coral
Blushing Star Coral
Boulder Brain Coral
Boulder Star Coral
Branched Finger Coral
Clubtip Finger Coral
Diffuse Ivory Bush Coral
Elkhorn Coral
Elliptical Star Coral
Fragile Saucer Coral
Golfball Coral
Great Star Coral
Grooved Brain Coral
Knobby Brain Coral
Knobby Cactus Coral
Lesser Starlet Coral
Lettuce Coral
Lobed Star Coral
Low Relief Lettuce Coral
Massive Starlet Coral
Maze Coral
Mountainous Star Coral
Mustard Hill Coral
Orange Cup Coral
Pillar Coral
Ridged Cactus Coral
Rose Coral
Rough Cactus Coral
Rough Star Coral
Scaled Lettuce Coral
Smooth Flower Coral
Smooth Star Coral
Spiny Flower Coral
Staghorn Coral
Sunray Lettuce Coral
Symmetrical Brain Coral
Ten-Ray Star Coral
Thin Finger Coral
Whitevalley Maze Coral
Yellow Pencil Coral
Surgeonfishes
Blue Tang
Doctorfish
Ocean Surgeonfish
Sweepers
Glassy Sweeper
Tarpons
Atlantic Tarpon
Thorny Oysters
Atlantic Thorny-Oyster
Tilefishes
Sand Tilefish
Triggerfishes
Black Durgon
Ocean Triggerfish
Queen Triggerfish
Sargassum Triggerfish
Triplefin Blennies
Roughhead Triplefin
Triton Shells
Atlantic Triton's Trumpet
True Conchs
Milk Conch
Queen Conch
True Crabs
Banded Clinging Crab
Blackpoint Sculling Crab
Blotched Swimming Crab
Channel Clinging Crab
Common Blue Crab
Coral Clinging Crab
Cryptic Teardrop Crab
Gaudy Clown Crab
Neck Crabs
Nimble Spray Crab
Ocellate Swimming Crab
Ornate Blue Crab
Red-Ridged Clinging Crab
Redhair Swimming Crab
Sargassum Swimming Crab
Spongy Decorator Crab
Tidal Spray Crab
Yellowline Arrow Crab
True Oysters
Frond Oyster
Trumpetfishes
Trumpetfish
Tube Blennies
Roughhead Blenny
Sailfin Blenny
Spinyhead Blenny
Tube Worms
Christmas Tree Worm
Sea Frost
Star Horseshoe Worm
Tulip Shells
True Tulip
Tunicates
Black Condominium Tunicate
Button Tunicate
Encrusting Social Tunicate
Giant Tunicate
Mangrove Tunicate
Overgrowing Mat Tunicates
Overgrowing Tunicates
Painted Tunicate
Reef Tunicate
Strawberry Tunicate
White Speck Tunicate
Turban Shells
West Indian Starsnail
West Indian Top Snail
Turtles
Green Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Wrasses
Bluehead
Clown wrasse
Creole Wrasse
Hogfish
Puddingwife
Slippery Dick
Spanish Hogfish
Yellowhead Wrasse
Zoanthids
Mat Zoanthid
Sponge Zoanthid
White Encrusting Zoanthid