Coral Reef
Fish Guide
Spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)
disk body to 9 'w, distinct head, whip-like
tail, brown with white spots.
Diet: bivalve mollusks
Spotted moray (Gymnothorax moringa) snake-like to 4 ', continuous dorsal, anal, caudal fin, brownish overlapping spots on white or pale yellow.
Diet: fish
Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) arrow-shaped to 6 ', forked tail, scattered spots, wide space between 2 dorsal fins.
Diet: fish
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus) stick-like to 3 ', head approx. 1/3 of length, brownish, usually longitudinal striped.
Diet: fish, shrimp
Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis) usually red to 12 ", large eyes, heavy spines, pelvic fins below pectoral fins, dorsal fin yellowish.
Diet: crustaceans 
Longspine squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus) usually red to 10 ", large eyes, heavy spines, pelvic fins below pectoral fins, white spot behind tip of each dorsal spine.
Diet: crustaceans
Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) dark blotches on grayish-brown, to 4 ', flat-edged caudal fin.
Diet: fish
Crevalle jack (Caranx hippos) silvery blue, blue-gray to 3 ',blunt head, spot onlower rays of pectoral fin, very narrow base of tail, deeply forked tail.
Diet: fish 
Bar jack (Caranx ruber)  silvery blue, blue-gray to 16 ", dark line along back, very narrow base of tail, deeply forked tail.
Diet: fish
French grunt (Hoemulon flavolineatum) mostly yellow to 10-12 ", w/longitudinal stripes, dark spot beneath preopercle.
Diet: adult -invertebrates; young-plankton, algae
Tomtate (Haemulon aurolineatum) pale gray above, to 10 ", white sides & belly, longitudinal yellowish stripe ends in large dark spot at base of tail, continuous dorsal fin, moderately forked tail.
Diet: adult - invertebrates; young - plankton, algae
Spotted goatfish (Pseudupeneus maculatus) tan to pale pink w/3 mid-lateral spots, slender to 12 ", chin barbels.
Diet: invertebrates
Yellow goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus) pale w/yellow stripe from eye to yellow caudal fin, to 15 "
Diet: invertebrates
Peacock flounder (Bothus lunatus) both eyes on left side of head, mottled brownish-gray w/blue spots, to 18 "
Diet: small fish, crustaceans
Banded butterflyfish (Chaetedon striatus) disk shaped to 6 ", small mouth, continuous dorsal fin, white w/4 dark bands.
Diet: invertebrates
Queen angelfish (Holocanthus ciliaris) disk shaped to 12 ", small mouth, bluish-green, tail & pectoral fins entirely yellow, large blue spot at base of pectoral fin.
Diet: invertebrates
Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatillis) forked tails, single nostril on each side, continuous dorsal fin, 5 prominent vertical black bars that narrow towards belly, to 5 "
Diet: invertebrates
Yellowtail damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus) forked tails, single nostril on each side, continuous dorsal fin, dark body to 7 " with yellow tail, young are dark blue with transparent tail and electric blue spots.
Diet: invertebrates
Night sergeant (Abudefduf taurus) forked tails, single nostril on each side, continuous dorsal fin, to 10 ", 5-6 dark bars wider than spaces between them, dark spot on upper base of pectoral fin.
Diet: invertebrates
Beaugregory (Stegastes leucostictus) forked tails, single nostril on each side, continuous dorsal fin, dark or blue with blue spots on head, to 4 ", elongate for a damselfish, young are dark blue over yellow.
Diet: invertebrates
Blue chromis (Chromis cyanea) deeply forked tail, rather elongate to 5 ", single nostril on each side, continuous dorsal fin, bright blue w/ black stripe from head along back to tail.
Diet: invertebrates
Bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) single long dorsal fin w/8 dorsal spines, large scales, to 6 ", most are yellow w/broad dark stripe and spot in front of dorsal fin, supermale has blue head, 2 vertical black bars, green body.
Diet: invertebrates
Yellowhead wrasse (Halichoeres garnoti) single long dorsal fin, large scales, to 8 ", juveniles are yellow w/ silvery blue stripe on side, females and young males are yellow w/ various blue lines in dorsal and caudal fins, anal fin is orange-red w/ blue margin, supermale has yellow in front to black bar and greenish behind.
Diet: invertebrates
Stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride) spiny rayed, large, smooth scales, fused teeth (beak-like), square or slightly forked tail, single dorsal fin, to 20 ", red phase has red belly w/ black & white above & white banded red tail, supermale is blue and purple with yellow spots on gill cover and tail base.
Diet: algae
Princess parrotfish (Scarus taeniopterus) spiny rayed, large, smooth scales, fused teeth (beak-like), square or slightly forked tail, single dorsal fin, to 13 ", brown and white longitudinal stripes, supermale is blue and green w/ yellow mid-body blotch.
Diet: algae
Queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) disk like w/ elongate "snout", 2 well separated dorsal fins, 2 bright blue curved lines on side of head, black lines radiating from eyes, yellowish gray to bluish green above, paler below, to 20 "
Diet: urchins
Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) disk like with single dorsal fin, small eyes high on head, to 14 ", juveniles are yellow, adults are gray to dark blue, intermediates may have yellow tail.
Diet: algae
Ocean Surgeon (Acanthurus bahianus) disk like with single dorsal fin, small eyes high on head, to 14 ", plain yellowish to brownish gray, anal fin has narrow bright blue margin, caudal fin has bluish white rear margin and base is often pale.
Diet: algae
Smooth trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter) boxfish, dark mottled gray with white or yellow spots, banded caudal fin, dark band around small mouth, to 1 '
Diet: invertebrates
Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus) covered with large spines, brownish gray with small black spots and large dark blotches on dorsal surface, to 20 "
Diet: hard-shell invertebrates