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Non-native Marine Fishes Observed or Collected in Florida Waters

Below is a list of non-native marine fish species observed or collected in Florida. Each species is linked to a fact sheet with information on identification, biology and ecology. Maps indicate species occurrences linked to USGS-NAS data, which is available for download. Data may be downloaded directly from the map page of a particular species or you can contact Dr. Pam Schofield directly with your inquiry.

Non-native Marine Fishes in Florida

Family Genus and Species Common Name Continent of Origin Population Status Records
Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatus whitespotted surgeonfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Acanthurus pyroferus chocolate surgeonfish Indo-Pacific Eradicated Collection Info
  Acanthurus sohal Red Sea surgeonfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Naso lituratus orangespine unicornfish Indo-Pacific Eradicated/Failed Collection Info
  Paracanthurus hepatus palette surgeonfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Zebrasoma desjardinii sailfin tang Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Zebrasoma flavescens yellow tang Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Zebrasoma scopas brown tang Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Zebrasoma veliferum sailfin tang Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Zebrasoma xanthurum yellowtail tang Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
Balistidae Balistoides conspicillum clown triggerfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Odonus niger red-toothed triggerfish Indo-Pacific Eradicated Collection Info
  Rhinecanthus aculeatus lagoon triggerfish Indo-Pacific Eradicated/Failed Collection Info
  Rhinecanthus verrucosus bursa triggerfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
Blenniidae Hypsoblennius invemar tessellated blenny South and Central America Established Collection Info
Chaenopsidae Protemblemaria punctata warthead blenny South America Possibly established Collection Info
Chaetodontidae Chaetodon lunula raccoon butterflyfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Heniochus acuminatus pennant coralfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Heniochus diphreutes pennant coralfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Heniochus intermedius Red Sea bannerfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Heniochus sp. bannerfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
Ephippidae Platax orbicularis orbicular batfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
Grammatidae Gramma loreto fairy basslet Caribbean Established Collection Info
Hemiscylliidae Chiloscyllium punctatum brownbanded bambooshark Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
Pomacanthidae Pomacanthus annularis blue ringed angelfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Pomacanthus asfur Arabian angel Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Pomacanthus imperator emperor angelfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Pomacanthus maculosus yellowbar angelfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Pomacanthus semicirculatus semicircle angelfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Pomacanthus xanthometopon bluefaced angel Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
Pomacentridae Acanthochromis polyacanthus spiny chromis damselfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Amphiprion ocellaris clown anemonefish Indo-Pacific Eradicated Collection Info
  Dascyllus aruanus whitetail damselfish Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Dascyllus trimaculatus three spot damselfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Neopomacentrus cyanomos regal demoiselle Indo-Pacific Established Collection Info
Scatophagidae Scatophagus argus scat Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
Scorpaenidae Pterois volitans and P. miles lionfish Indo-Pacific Established Collection Info
Serranidae Cephalopholis argus peacock hind Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
  Chromileptes altivelis panther grouper Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
  Epinephelus ongus Summan grouper Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info
Siganidae Siganus unimaculatus blotched foxface Indo-Pacific Eradicated Collection Info
Tetraodontidae Arothron diadematus masked pufferfish Indo-Pacific Failed Collection Info
Zanclidae Zanclus cornutus Moorish idol Indo-Pacific Unknown Collection Info