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BIRDS
BIVALVE MOLLUSKS
CNIDARIANS
CRUSTACEANS
ECHINODERMS
FISHES
GASTROPOD MOLLUSKS


INSECTS & SPIDERS

MAMMALS
MARINE ALGAE
MISCELLANEOUS ORGANISMS
PLANTS
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
SPONGES

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Birds

Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-winged Blackbird
Photo: P Winegar
Aix sponsa

Wood Duck
Photo: Ellie Van Os
Alopochen aegyptiaca

Egyptian Goose
Photo: P Boone
Anas acuta

Northern Pintail
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard
Photo: Pat Poston
Anhinga anhinga

Anhinga
Photo: P Holm
Aphelocoma coerulescens

Florida Scrub Jay
Photo: P Winegar
Aramus guarauna

Limpkin Chick
Photo: Joel Reynolds
Aramus guarauna

Limpkin
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Archilochus colubris

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Photo: L Savary
Ardea alba

Great Egret
Photo: Z Kappel
Ardea herodias

Great Blue Heron
Photo: Bo Rainbolt
Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Aythya americana

Redhead
Photo: N Lemmon
Botaurus lentiginosus

American Bittern
Photo: D Keighley
Bubo virginianus

Great Horned Owl
Photo: Ellie Van Os
Bubo virginianus

Great Horned Owl Juvenile
Photo: Pat Poston
Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret
Photo: K Burke
Buteo lineatus

Red-shouldered Hawk
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Butorides virescens

Green Heron
Photo: Patricia Corapi
Calidris alba

Sanderling
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Calidris alpina

Dunlin
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Calidris canutus

Red Knot
Photo: A Banker
Calidris mauri

Western Sandpiper
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Caracara cheriway

Crested Caracara
Photo: Arnold Dubin
Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal
Photo: Crystal Samuel
Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture
Photo: N Loftin
Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer
Photo: Jack Rogers
Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Bonaparte's Gull
Photo: Thomas Dunkerton
Colinus virginianus

Northern Bobwhite Juveniles
Photo: Pat Poston
Coragyps atratus

Black Vulture
Photo: J Willis
Dendrocygna autumnalis

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Photo: Edward McEwens
Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Egretta rufescens

Reddish Egret
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Egretta thula

Snowy Egret
Photo: Jack Rogers
Egretta tricolor

Tricolored Heron
Photo: jaxshells.com
Eudocimus albus

White Ibis
Photo: John Whiticar
Gallinula chloropus

Common Gallinule
Photo: J Stone
Grus canadensis

Sandhill Crane Chicks
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Grus canadensis

Sandhill Crane
Photo: K Fosselman
Haematopus palliatus

American Oystercatcher
Photo: Ellie Van Os
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle
Photo: Edward McEwen
Himantopus mexicanus

Black-necked Stilt
Photo: Ursula Dubrick
Larus argentatus

Herring Gull
Photo: jaxshells.com
Larus marinus

Great Black-backed Gull
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Leucophaeus atricilla

Laughing Gull
Photo: jaxshells.com
Lophodytes cucullatus

Hooded Merganser
Photo: Michael McGinnity
Melanerpes carolinus

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Photo: Ellie Van Os
Mergus serrator

Red-breasted Merganser
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Mimus polyglottos

Northern Mockingbird
Photo: L Baur
Mniotilta varia

Black-and-White Warbler
Photo: Ellie Van Os
Morus bassanus

Northern Gannet
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Mycteria americana

Wood Stork
Photo: R Schneider
Nyctanassa violacea

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron
Photo: jaxshells.com
Pandion haliaetus

Osprey
Photo: Kathleen McMullen
Pelacanus erythrorhynchos

American White Pelican
Photo: Joy Carey
Pelecanus occidentalis

Brown Pelican
Photo: Joy Carey
Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-crested Cormorant
Photo: J Andreozzi
Platalea ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill
Photo: Mary White
Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Pluvialis squatarola

Black-bellied Plover
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe
Photo: Thomas Dunkerton
Podilymbus podiceps

Pied-billed Grebe
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Quiscalus major

Boat-tailed Grackle
Photo: jaxshells.com
Rallus longirostris

Clapper Rail
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Rynchops niger

Black Skimmer
Photo: Kathleen McMullen
Sterna antillarum

Least Tern
Photo: jaxshells.com
Sterna antillarum

Least Terns Nesting
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Strix varia

Barred Owl
Photo: I Schauer
Thalasseus maximus

Royal Tern
Photo: jaxshells.com
Thalasseus sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
 
Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Tringa semipalmata

Willet
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Vireo griseus

White-eyed Vireo
Photo: Beverly Gardner
 
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BIVALVE MOLLUSKS - Clams, mussels, oysters and kin

Abra aequalis

Atlantic Abra
Photo: jaxshells.com
Anadara notabilis

Eared Ark Clam
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Anadara transversa

Transverse Ark
Photo: jaxshells.com
Anodontia alba

Buttercup Lucine
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Anomia simplex

Common Jingle
Photo: jaxshells.com
Arca imbricata

Mossy Ark
Photo: jaxshells.com
Arcinella cornuta

Florida Spiny Jewelbox
Photo: jaxshells.com
Arcopsis adamsi

Adams Ark
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Argopecten gibbus

Bay Scallop
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Atrina seminuda

Half-naked Penshell
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Anadara brasiliana

Incongruous Ark
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Argopecten irradians concentricus

Florida Gulf Bay Scallop
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Barbatia candida

White-beard Ark
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Barnea truncata

Atlantic Mud Piddock
Photo: Brian Marshall jaxshells.com
Brachidontes exustus

Scorched Mussel
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Caryocorbula contracta


Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Chama congregata

Corrugate Jewelbox
Photo: jaxshells.com
Chama macerophylla

Leafy Jewelbox
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Chione cancellata

Cross-barred Venus
Photo: jaxshells.com
Chioneryx grus

Gray Pygmy Venus
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Crassostrea virginica

Eastern Oyster
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Ctena orbiculata

Dwarf Tiger Lucine
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Cyrtopleura costata

Angelwing
Photo: Joseph Dineen
Dinocardium robustum

Atlantic Giant Cockle
Photo: Joseph Dineen
Donax variabilis

Variable Coquina
Photo: jaxshells.com
Geukensia demissa

Ribbed Mussel
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Isognomon alatus

Flat Tree-oyster
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Isognomon bicolor

Bicolor Purse-oyster
Photo: jaxshells.com
Lasaea adansoni

Reddish Lepton
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Lima scabra

Flame Scallop
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Limaria pellucida

Antillean Fileclam
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Lucina pectinata

Thick Lucine
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Macoploma tenta

Elongate Macoma
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Macrocallista nimbosa

Sunray Venus
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Macrotoma fragilis

Fragile Surfclam
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Martesia striata

Striate Piddock
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Mercenaria campechiensis

Southern Quahog
Photo: jaxshells.com
Mercenaria mercenaria

Northern Quahog
Photo: jaxshells.com
Modiolus squamosus

Southern Horse Mussel
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Musculus lateralis

Lateral Mussel
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Mytella charruana

Charrua Mussel
Photo: jaxshells.com
Nucula proxima

Atlantic Nutclam
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Ostreola equestris

Crested Oyster
Photo: jaxshells.com
Parastarte triquetra

Brown Gemclam
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Parvilucina multilineata

Many-lined Lucine
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Periploma margaritaceum

Unequal Spoonclam
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Perna viridis

Asian Green Mussel
Photo: jaxshells.com
Pinna carnea

Amber Penshell
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Pitar fulminatus

Lightning Pitar
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Psammotreta brevifrons

Short Macoma
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Pseudochama cristella

Atlantic Jewel Box
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Pteria colymbus

Atlantic Wing-oyster
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Semele proficua

Atlantic Semele
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Semele purpurascens

Purplish Semele
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Sphenia fragilis

Antillean Sphenia
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Tagelus divisus

Purplish Tagelus
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
 
Tagelus plebeius

Stout Tagelus
Photo: jaxshells.com
Tellidora cristata

White-crest Tellin
Photo: Paula Mikkelson Harbor Branch
Trachycardium egmontianum

Florida Pricklycockle
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
 
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CNIDARIANS - Anemones, corals, jellyfishes and kin

Actinia bermudensis

Maroon Anemone
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Astrangia poculata

Northern Star Coral
Photo: Wes Pratt
Calliactis tricolor

Hermit Anemone
Photo: jaxshells.com
Carijoa riisei

Snowflake Coral
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Cassiopea xamachana

Upside-down Jellyfish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Chrysaora quinquecirrha

Sea Nettle
Photo: Jeff Moore ©
Diadumene lineata

Striped Sea Anemone
Photo: MJ Adams ©
Leptogorgia virgulata

Colorful Sea Whip
Photo: Crabby Taxonomist ©
Macrorhynchia philippina

Stinging Hydroid
Photo: Anne Hoggett ©
Oculina diffusa

Diffuse Ivory Bush Coral Photo: L Holly Sweat
Pennaria disticha

Feathered Hydroid
Photo: Alberto Garcia ©
Phyllangia americana

Hidden Cup Coral
Photo: SERTC
Physalia physalis

Portuguese Man o'War Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Porpita porpita

Blue Button
Photo: Joel Wooster
jaxshells.com
Renilla reniformis

Sea Pansy
Photo: jaxshells.com
Siderastrea radians

Lesser Starlet Coral
Photo: Guillermo Diaz Pulido
   
Stomolophus meleagris

Cannonball Jelly
Photo: jaxshells.com
Velella velella

By-the-Wind Sailor
Photo: jaxshells.com
   
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CRUSTACEANS - Crabs, shrimps, lobsters, barnacles and kin

Alpheus formosus

Striped Snapping Shrimp
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Alpheus heterochaelis

Bigclaw Snapping Shrimp
Photo: SERTC
Amphibalanus amphitrite

Striped Acorn Barnacle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Amphibalanus eburneus

Ivory Barnacle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Aratus pisonii

Mangrove Tree Crab
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Arenaeus cribrarius

Speckled Swimming Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Armases ricordi

Humic Marsh Crab
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Calappa flammea

Flame Box Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Callianassa sp.
Mud Shrimp
Photo: Sabine Alshuth
Callinectes ornatus

Shelligs
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Callinectes sapidus

Atlantic Blue Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Charybdis hellerii

Indo-Pacific Swimming Crab
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Clibanarius vittatus

Thinstripe Hermit
Photo: T Garcia
Coenobita clypeatus

Caribbean Hermit Crab
Photo: David Fischer
Coronis excavatrix

Mantis Shrimp
Photo: Sabine Alshuth
Dromidia antillensis

Hairy Sponge Crab
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Emerita talpoida

Atlantic Mole Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Epialtus dilatatus

Winged Mime Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Eriphia gonagra

Warty Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Goniopsis cruentata

Mangrove Root Crab
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Heterocrypta granulata

Smooth Elbow Crab
Photo: Jonathan Vera Caripe©
Lepas anatifera

Gooseneck Barnacle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Libinia dubia

Longnose Spider Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Limulus polyphemus

Horseshoe Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Megabalanus coccopoma

Titan Acorn Barnacle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Menippe mercenaria

Florida Stone Crab
Adult with Molt
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Mithraculus sculptus

Emerald Clinging Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ocypode quadrata

Atlantic Ghost Crab
Photo: Maureen McNally
Pagurus longicarpus

Long-clawed Hermit Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Panulirus argus

Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Penaeus monodon

Giant Tiger Prawn
Photo: Bill & Mark Bell ©
Persephona mediterranea

Mottled Purse Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Petrochirus diogenes

Giant Hermit Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Pertrolisthes galathinus

Banded Porcelain Crab
Photo: FWC ©
Pilumnus sayi

Spineback Hairy Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Pinnixa chaetopterana

Tube Pea Crab
Photo: Crabby Taxonomist©
Pinnotheres maculatus

Squatter Pea Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Plagusia depressa

Tidal Spray Crab
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Porcellana sayana

Spotted Porcelain Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Portunus gibbesii

Iridescent Swimming Crab
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Stenopus hispidus

Banded Coral Shrimp
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Stenorhynchus seticornis

Yellowline Arrow Crab
Photo: jaxshells.com
Tetraclita stalactifera

Ribbed Barnacle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Uca pugilator

Sand Fiddler Crab
Photo: R Gomme
   
Uca rapax

Mudflat Fiddler Crab
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Uca thayeri

Atlantic Mangrove Fiddler
Photo: Bjorn Tunberg
   
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ECHINODERMS - Urchins, sea cucumbers, sea stars and brittle stars

Amphiodia pulchella

Brittle Star
Photo: John E Miller
Amphioplus thrombodes

Brittle Star
Photo: John E Miller
Arbacia punctulata

Purple-spined Sea Urchin
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Diadema antillarum

Long-spined Sea Urchin
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Echinaster sentus

Spiny Sea Star
Photo: John E Miller
Echinaster spinulosus

Small-spine Sea Star
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Echinometra lucunter

Rock Boring Urchin
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Eucidaris tribuloides

Slate Pencil Urchin
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Holothuria arenicola

Sand Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Holothuria cubana

Grub Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Holothuria grisea

Gray Sea Cucumber
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Isostichopus badionotus

Chocolate Chip Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Leptosynapta roseola

Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Leptosynapta tenuis

Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Luidia clathrata

Gray Sea Star
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Luidia senegalensis

Nine-armed Sea Star
Photo: Joseph Dineen
Lytechinus variegatus

Green Sea Urchin
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Moira atropos

Heart Urchin
Photo: John E Miller
Ophiactis rubropoda

Brittle Star
Photo: Gordon Hendler
Ophiactis savignyi

Savigny's Brittle Star
Photo: John E Miller
Ophionereis reticulata

Reticulated Brittle Star
Photo: John E Miller
Ophiophragmus filograneus

Brittle Star
Photo: John E Miller
Ophiothrix angulata

Angular Brittlestar
Photo: John E Miller
Oreaster reticulatus

Cushioned Sea Star
Photo: John E Miller
Paracaudina chilensis obesacauda

Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Synaptula hydriformis

Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Thyonella gemmata

Striped Sea Cucumber
Photo: John E Miller
Tripneustes ventricosus

West Indian Sea Egg
Photo: John E Miller
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FISHES - Bony fishes, sharks, skates and rays

Abudefduf saxatilis

Sergeant Major Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acanthostracion polygonius

Honeycomb Cowfish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acanthostracion quadricornis

Scrawled Cowfish
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Acanthurus bahianus

Ocean Surgeon Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acanthurus bahianus

Ocean Surgeon
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acanthurus chirurgus

Doctorfish
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Acanthurus coeruleus

Blue Tang
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Achirus lineatus

Lined Sole
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Aetobatus narinari

Spotted Eagle Ray
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Ahlia egmontis

Key Worm Eel
Photo:Williams et al. 2010©
Albula vulpes

Bonefish
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Alectis ciliaris

African Pompano
Photo:JT Williams ©
Alosa sapidissima

American Shad
Photo: Don Flescher
Aluterus scriptus

Scrawled Filefish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Anchoa hepsetus

Broad-striped Anchovy
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS©
Anchoa lyolepis

Dusky Anchovy
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS©
Anisotremus virginicus

Porkfish
Photo:zsispeo, Flickr ©
Anisotremus virginicus

Porkfish
Photo:zsispeo, Flickr ©
Antennarius pauciradiatus

Dwarf Frogfish
Photo:JT Williams ©
Apogon maculatus

Flamefish
Photo: Smithsonian Belize Larval Fish Group
Archosargus probatocephalus

Sheepshead
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Archosargus probatocephalus

Sheepshead Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ariopsis felis

Hardhead Catfish
Photo: Sheri Knott
Astronotus ocellatus

Oscar
Photo:George Chernilevsky
Bathygobius soporator

Frillfin Goby
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Bodianus pulchellus

Spotfin Hogfish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Bodianus rufus

Spanish Hogfish Juvenile
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Bothus ocellatus

Eyed Flounder
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Brevoortia tyrannus

Atlantic Menhaden
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Bryx dunckeri

Pugnose Pipefish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Carangoides bartholomaei

Yellow Jack Juvenile
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Caranx crysos

Blue Runner
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS©
Caranx hippos

Crevalle Jack
Photo: Kevin Lawver ©
Caranx latus

Horse-eye Jack
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Caranx ruber

Bar Jack
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Caranx ruber

Bar Jack
Photo:JT Williams ©
Carcharhinus limbatus

Blacktip Shark
Photo: © 2004 Laurie Penland
Centropomus parallelus

Fat Snook
Photo: Carla Isobel Elliff ©
Centropomus undecimalis

Common Snook Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Centropristis striata

Black Sea Bass
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Chaetodipterus faber

Atlantic Spadefish
Photo:Matthew Hoelscher©
Chaetodipterus faber

Atlantic Spadefish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Chaetodon capistratus

Foureye Butterflyfish
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Chaetodon ocellatus

Spotfin Butterflyfish
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Chasmodes saburrae

Florida Blenny
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Atlantic Bumper
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS
Citharichthys spilopterus

Bay Whiff
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Coryphaena hippurus

Dolphinfish
Photo: Pablo Cavallari ©
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum

Bridled Goby
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Cryptotomus roseus

Bluelip Parrotfish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Ctenopharyngodon idella

Grass Carp
Photo:Nassar Halaweh ©
Cynoscion nebulosus

Spotted Seatrout Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus

Sand Stargazer
Photo:Williams et al. 2010©
Dasyatis americana

Southern Stingray
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Doratonotus megalepis

Dwarf Wrasse
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Dorosoma cepedianum

Gizzard Shad
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Dorosoma pertenese

Threadfin Shad
Photo: Bill Stagnaro ©
Echeneis naucrates

Sharksucker
Photo:Wusel007,Wikimedia©
Elops saurus

Ladyfish
Photo: Mike Cline ©
Enneacanthus gloriosus

Bluespotted Sunfish
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Epinephelus itajara

Goliath Grouper Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Erimyzon sucetta

Lake Chubsucker
Photo: Howard Jelks
Evorthodus lyricus

Lyre Goby
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Fistularia tabacaria

Bluespotted Cornetfish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Floridichthys carpio

Goldspotted Killifish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Fundulus chrysotus

Golden Topminnow
Photo: Matthew Pintar ©
Fundulus heteroclitus heteroclitus

Mummichog
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Fundulus similis

Longnose Killifish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Gambusia affinis

Mosquitofish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Gerres cinereus

Yellowfin Mojarra
Photo:P Asman & J Lenoble©
Ginglymostoma cirratum

Nurse Shark
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Gnatholepis thompsoni

Goldspot Goby
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Gnatholepis thompsoni

Goldspot Goby
Photo:Williams et al. 2010©
Gobiosoma bosc

Naked Goby
Photo: Niclan7, Wikimedia ©
Gobiesox strumosus

Skilletfish
Photo: Niclan7, Wikimedia ©
Gobioides broussonnetii

Violet Goby
Photo: Kitty Kat Katarina, Wikimedia ©
Gobionellus oceanicus

Highfin Goby
Photo: Brett Albanese ©
Gymnothorax funebris

Green Moray
Photo: Laszio Ilyes ©
Gymnothorax moringa

Spotted Moray
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Gymnothorax vicinus

Purplemouth Moray
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Haemulon aurolineatum

Tomtate
Photo: Brain Gratwicke ©
Haemulon chrysargyreum

Smallmouth Grunt
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Haemulon flavolineatum

French Grunt
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Haemulon melanurum

Cottonwick
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
       
Haemulon plumierii

White Grunt Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Haemulon sciurus

Bluestriped Grunt
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Halichoeres bivittatus

Slippery Dick Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Halichoeres maculipinna

Clown Wrasse
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Halichoeres poeyi

Blackear Wrasse Juvenile
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Halichoeres radiatus

Puddingwife
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Harengula jaguana

Scaled Sardine
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Hemichromis bimaculatus

Jewel Cichlid
Photo: Zhyla ©
Hemichromis letourneuxi

Least Killifish
Photo: Noel Burkhead ©
Herichthys cyanoguttatum

Rio Grande Cichlid
Photo: Brian Gratwicke©
Heterandria formosa

Least Killifish
Photo: Brian Gratwicke©
Hippocampus erectus

Lined Seahorse
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Hippocampus reidi

Longsnout Seahorse
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Hippocampus zosterae

Dwarf Seahorse
Photo: Will Thomas ©
Histrio histrio

Sargassumfish
Photo: Sean Nash ©
Holacanthus bermudensis

Blue Angelfish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Holacanthus bermudensis

Blue Angelfish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Holacanthus ciliaris

Queen Angelfish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Holacanthus tricolor

Rock Beauty
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Hypleurochillus bermudensis

Barred Blenny
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Hyporhamphus meeki

Atlantic Halfbeak
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS ©
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus

Common Halfbeak
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS
Hypostomus plecostomus

Suckermouth Catfish
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Labrisomus nuchipinnis

Hairy Blenny
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Lachnolaimus maximus

Hogfish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Lactophrys trigonus

Trunkfish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Lagodon rhomboides

Pinfish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Lepisosteus osseus

Longnose Gar
Photo: Mat1583 ©
Lepisosteus platyrhincus

Florida Gar
Photo:Raimond Spekking ©
Lepomis gulosus

Warmouth
Photo: Andrew Hoffman ©
Lepomis macrochirus

Bluegill
Photo: Eric Engbretson
Lepomis marginatus

Dollar Sunfish
Photo: Howard Jelks ©
Lepomis microlophus

Redear Sunfish
Photo: Trisha Sears ©
Lepomis punctatus

Spotted Sunfish
Photo: Phil's 1stPics, Flickr ©
Lucania goodei

Bluefin Killifish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Lutjanus apodus

Schoolmaster
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Lutjanus cyanopterus

Cubera Snapper
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Lutjanus griseus

Mangrove Snapper
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Lutjanus griseus

Mangrove Snapper Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Lutjanus mahogoni

Mahogany Snapper
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Lutjanus synagris

Lane Snapper
Photo: J Metz
Malacoctenus macropus

Rosy Blenny
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Malacoctenus triangulatus

Saddle Blenny
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Megalops atlanticus

Tarpon
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Megalops atlanticus

Tarpon Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Microgobius gulosus

Clown Goby
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Microgobius microlepis

Banner Blenny
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Micropterus salmoides

Largemouth Bass
Photo: Robert Pos ©
Mugil cephalus

Striped Mullet
Photo: Pat Poston
Mugil cephalus

Striped Mullet Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Mycteroperca bonaci

Black Grouper Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Myrichthys ocellatus

Sharptail Eel
Photo: Cam5455, Wikimedia
Myrichthys ocellatus

Goldspotted Eel
Photo: FM Müller ©
Nes longus

Orangespotted Goby
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Notemigonus crysoleucas

Golden Shiner
Photo: HowardJelks ©
Notropis maculatus

Taillight Shiner
Photo:Noel Burkhead & HowardJelks ©
Notropis petersoni

Coastal Shiner
Photo:Noel Burkhead & HowardJelks ©
Ogcocephalus cubifrons

Polka-dot Batfish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ogcocephalus nasutus

Shortnose Batfish
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Oligoplites saurus

Leatherjacket Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ophioblennius atlanticus

Redlip Blenny
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Opisthonema oglinum

Atlantic Thread Herring
Photo:Brandi Noble, NMFS
Opsanus tau

Oyster Toadfish
Photo:Noel Weathers ©
Oreochromis aureus

Blue Tilapia
Photo:Michael R. Hayes ©
Oreochromis mossambicus

Mozambique Tilapia
Photo:Greg Hume ©
Parablennius marmoreus

Seaweed Blenny
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Pareques acuminatus

High-hat Juvenile
Photo:Kevin Bryant ©
Phaeoptyx conklini

Freckled Cardinalfish
Photo:JT Williams ©
Platygillellus rubrocinctus

Saddle Stargazer
Photo:Williams et al. 2010©
Poecilia latipinna

Sailfin Molly
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Poecilia reticulata

Guppy
Photo: Deacon et al. 2015 ©
Pomacanthus arcuatus

Gray Angelfish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Pomacanthus paru

French Angelfish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Prionotus carolinus

Northern Searobin
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Prionotus scitulus

Leopard Searobin
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Pterois volitans

Red Lionfish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Raja eglanteria

Clearnose Skate Hatching
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Raja eglanteria

Clearnose Skate Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Rhinoptera bonasus

Cownose Ray
Photo: Ed Perry
Sardinella aurita

Spanish Sardine
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS ©
Sarotherodon melanotheron

Blackchin Tilapia
Photo: Noel Burkhead ©
Scartella cristata

Molly Miller
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Scarus iseri

Striped Parrotfish Female
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Scarus iseri

Striped Parrotfish Male
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Scarus taeniopterus

Pricess Parrotfish Male
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Scorpaena grandicornis

Plumed Scorpionfish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Scorpaena plumieri

Spotted Scorpionfish
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Selar crumenophthalmus

Bigeye Scad
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS ©
Selene setapinnis

Moonfish
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS
Selene vomer

Lookdown
Intermediate Phase
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Selene vomer

Lookdown Juvenile
Photo: B Witherington
Serranus baldwini

Lantern Bass
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Sparisoma aurofrenatum

Redband Parrotfish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sphoeroides maculatus

Northern Puffer Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sphoeroides spengleri

Bandtail Puffer
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Sphoeroides testudineus

Checkered Puffer
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sphyraena barracuda

Great Barracuda
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sphyraena barracuda

Great Barracuda Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Stegastes variabilis

Cocoa Damselfish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Stephanolepis hispidus

Planehead Filefish
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Strongylura marina

Atlantic Needlefish
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS ©
Strongylura notata

Redfin Needlefish Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Symphurus plagiusa

Blackcheek Tonguefish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Syngnathus louisianae

Chain Pipefish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Syngnathus scovelli

Gulf Pipefish
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Synodus foetens

Inshore Lizardfish
Photo: Brandi Noble, NMFS ©
Thalassoma bifasciatum

Bluehead Wrasse
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Tilapia mariae

Spotted Tilapia
Photo: Andrew Miller ©
Trachinotus falcatus

Permit Juvenile
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Tylosurus crocodilus

Houndfish
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Ulaema lefroyi

Mottled Mojarra
Photo: Kevin Bryant ©
Xiphophorus hellerii

Green Swordtail
Photo: Andre Karwath ©
   
Xiphophorus maculatus

Southern Platyfish
Photo: vxixiv, Flickr ©
Xiphophorus variatus

Variable Platyfish
Photo: Dorenwolf, Flickr ©
   
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GASTROPOD MOLLUSKS - Snails, chitons, limpets, sea slugs and kin

Acteocina canaliculata

Channeled Barrel-bubble
Photo: jaxshells.com
Acteocina atrata

Blackback Barrel-bubble
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Acteon candens

Rehder's Baby-bubble
Photo: jaxshells.com
Alaba incerta

Varicose Cerith
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Aphelodoris antillensis

Dorid Nudibranch
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Aplysia brasiliana

Sooty Seahare
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Assiminea succinea

Atlantic Assiminea
Photo: jaxshells.com
Astyris lunata

Lunar Dovesnail
Photo: SERTC
Batillaria minima

West Indian False Cerith
Photo: jaxshells.com
Berghia stephanieae

Berghia Nudibranch
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Bittiolum varium

Grass Cerith
Photo: jaxshells.com
Blauneria heteroclita

Left-hand Melampus
Photo: Jenny Raven jaxshells.com
Bostrycapulus aculeatus

Common Spiny Slipper Snail
Photo: Rachel Collin
Bursatella leachii plei

Ragged Seahare
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Busycon spiratus

Pearwhelk
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Caecum cooperi

Cooper's Atlantic Caecum
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Caecum pulchellum

Beautiful Caecum
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Calyptraea centralis

Circular Chinese Hat
Photo: jaxshells.com
Cancellaria reticulata

Common Nutmeg
Photo: jaxshells.com
Cariopsilla pharpa

Dorid Nudibranch
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Ceratozona squalida

Eastern Surf Chiton
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Cerithidea scalariformis

Ladder Hornsnail
Photo: jaxshells.com
Cerithiopsis greenii


Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Cerithium atratum

Dark Cerith
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Cerithium litteratum

Stocky Cerith
Photo: jaxshells.com
Cerithium lutosum

Variable Cerith
Color 1
Photo: jaxshells.com
Cerithium lutosum

Variable Cerith
Color 2
Photo: jaxshells.com
Cerithium muscarum

Flyspeck Cerith
with Eggs
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Cerithium muscarum

Flyspeck Cerith
Photo: jaxshells.com
Chicoreus brevifrons

West Indian Murex
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Circulus suppressus

Suppressed Vitrinella
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Costoanachis avara

Greedy Dovesnail
Photo: jaxshells.com
Costoanachis sparsa

Sparse Dovesnail Juveniles
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Crepidula atrasolea

Black-footed Slipper Snail
Photo: Rachel Collin
Crepidula ustulatulina

Little Speckled Slipper Snail
Photo: Rachel Collin
Cymbatium pileare

Hairy Triton Body
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Cymbatium pileare

Hairy Triton, Ventral Shell
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Cymbatium pileare

Hairy Triton, Dorsal Shell
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Diodora cayenensis

Cayenne Keyhole Limpet
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Dendrodoris krebsii

Dorid Nudibranch
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Diodora jaumei

Limpet
Photo: David Kirsh jaxshells.com
Diodora listeri

Lister's Keyhole Limpet
Photo: jaxshells.com
Diodora meta

Meta Keyhole Limpet
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Echinolittorina angustior

Slender Periwinkle
Photo: Phil Poland jaxshells.com
Echinolittorina ziczac

Zebra Periwinkle
Photo: jaxshells.com
Elysia crispata

Lettuce Slug
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Elysia chlorotica

Eastern Emerald Elysia
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Eupleura caudata

Thick-lip Drill Egg Mass
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Eupleura caudata

Thick-lip Drill
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Eupleura sulcidentata

Sharp-rib Drill
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Fasciolaria tulipa

True Tulip
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Granulina ovuliformis

Teardrop Marginella
Photo: David Kirshjaxshells.com

Haminoea antillarum

Antilles Glassy-bubble
with Eggs
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Haminoea succinea

Amber Glassy-bubble
Photo: jaxshells.com
Hydatina vesicaria


Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Janthina sp.
Janthina Snail
Photo: Sabrina Bethurum
Japonacteon punctostriatus

Pitted Baby-bubble with Eggs
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Japonacteon punctostriatus

Pitted Baby-bubble
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Leucozonia nassa

Chestnut Latirus
Photo: jaxshells.com
Lithopoma tectum

West Indian Starsnail
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Littorina angulifera

Mangrove Periwinkle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Lobatus costatus

Milk Conch
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Meioceras cornucopiae


Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Meioceras nitidum

Photo: David Kirsh jaxshells.com
Melampus bidentatus

Eastern Melampus
Photo: jaxshells.com
Melampus coffeus

Coffee Bean Snail
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Mitrella ocellata

White-spot Dovesnail
Photo: jaxshells.com
Modulus modulus

Buttonsnail
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Nassarius obsoletus

Eastern Mudsnail
Photo: jaxshells.com
Nassarius vibex

Bruised Nassa
Photo: Amy Tripp jaxshells.com
Natica livida

Livid Moonsnail
Photo: jaxshells.com
Natica pusilla


Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Nerita fulgurans

Antillean Nerite
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Nerita tessellata

Checkered Nerite
Photo: jaxshells.com
Nerita versicolor

Four-tooth Nerite
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Nitidella nitida

Glossy Dovesnail
Photo: jaxshells.com
Oliva sayana

Lettered Olive
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Olivella mutica

Dwarf Olive
Photo: jaxshells.com
Oxynoe antillarum

Antilles Oxynoe
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Parvanachis obesa

Fat Dovesnail
Photo: David Kirsh jaxshells.com
Parviturboides interruptus

Interrupted Vitrinella
Photo: David Kirsh jaxshells.com
Petitilla crosseana


Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Prunum apicinum

Common Atlantic Marginella
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
Pyrgocythara plicosa

Plicate Mangelia
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Rissoella caribaea

Caribbean Risso
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Seila adamsii

Adam's Miniature Cerith
Photo: jaxshells.com
Sinum perspectivum

White Baby Ear
Photo: jaxshells.com
Sinum perspectivum

White Baby Ear
Living Specimen
Photo: jaxshells.com
Siphonaria pectinata

Striped False Limpet
Photo: jaxshells.com
Smaragdia viridis

Emerald Nerite
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Spurilla sp.
Nudibranch
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Strombus gigas

Queen Conch
Photo: John Whiticar
Teinostoma biscaynense

Biscayne Vitrinella
Photo: David Kirsh jaxshells.com
Terebra dislocata

Eastern Auger
Photo: jaxshells.com
Terebra taurina

Flame Auger
Photo: jaxshells.com
Triplofusus giganteus

Florida Horse Conch
Photo: Paula Mikkelson, HBOI
Truncatella pulchella

Beautiful Truncatella
Photo: jaxshells.com
Turbo castanea

Chestnut Turban
Photo: Jim Miller jaxshells.com
Turbonilla hemphilli

Snail
Photo: David Kirsh jaxshells.com
Urosalpinx tampaensis

Tampa Drill
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
     
Zebina browniana

Smooth Risso
Photo: Marlo Krisberg jaxshells.com
     
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INSECTS & SPIDERS

Acanthocephala declivis

Giant Leaf-footed Bug
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acharia stimulea

Saddleback Caterpillar
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Agasicles hygrophila

Alligatorweed Flea Beetle
Photo: Pat Poston
Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary
Photo: L Savary
Anartia jatrophae

White Peacock
Photo: R Murray
Apis mellifera scutellata

Africanized Honeybee
Photo: Scott Bauer USDA
Argiope aurantia

Yellow Garden Spider
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Ascalapha odorata

Black Witch
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Ascia monuste

Great Southern White
Photo: B Zarella
Battus polydamus

Polydamus Swallowtail
Photo: G Cawley
Bombus sp.
Bumble Bee
Photo: Roy Sanderfur
Brachymesia gravida

Four-spotted Pennant
Photo: Thedy Braw
Celithemis eponina

Halloween Pennant
Photo: A Beachler
Clemensia albata

Little White Lichen Moth
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Danaus gilippus

Queen
Photo: K Burke
Danaus plexippus

Monarch
Photo: D Raulerson
Erythrodiplax berenice

Seaside Dragonlet
Photo: P Winegar
Gasteracantha cancriformis

Spinybacked Orbweaver
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Heliconius charithonia

Zebra Longwing
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Junonia evarete

Mangrove Buckeye
Photo: O McMurtrey
Nephilia clavipes

Golden Silk Spider
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Orgyia leucostigma

White-marked Tussock Moth
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Papilio cresphontes

Giant Swallowtail
Photo: William Nunn
Phocides pigmalion

Mangrove Skipper
Photo: Harry McVay
 
Phoebis sennae

Cloudless Sulphur
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Romalea microptera

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Zelus longipes

Milkweed Assassin Bug
Photo: J Safer
 
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MAMMALS

Dasypus novemcinctus

Nine-banded Armadillo
Photo: J Corhern
Lontra canadensis

North American
River Otter
Photo: Cheryl Miller
City of Stuart
Lynx rufus

Bobcat
Photo: Charles Corbeil
Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed Deer
Photo: B Cozza
Procyon lotor

Raccoon
Photo: J Leake
Sciurus carolinensis

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Photo: T Saltmarsh
Sus scrofa

Wild Boar Juveniles
Photo: J Brady
Sus scrofa

Wild Boar
Photo: R Gomme
 
Sylvilagus palustris paludicola

Florida Marsh Rabbit
Photo: Ray Walton
Trichechus manatus latirostris

Florida Manatee
Photo: Katie Tripp
Tursiops truncatus

Common
Bottlenose Dolphin
Photo: G Laswell
 
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MARINE ALGAE

Acetabularia calyculus

Umbrella Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Batophora oerstedii

Green Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Botryocladia occidentalis

Red Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Caulerpa mexicana

Fern Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Caulerpa prolifera

Blade Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Caulerpa racemosa

Green Grape Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Caulerpa sertularioides

Green Feather Alga
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Halimeda discoidea

Money Plant
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Padina pavonica

Peacock's Tail
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sargassum fluitans

Broad-toothed Gulfweed
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Udotea flabellum

Mermaid's Fan
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ulva sp.

Green Alga
Photo: C Cornish
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MISCELLANEOUS ORGANISMS

Ascidia nigra

Black Solitary Tunicate
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Chaetopterus variopedatus

Parchment Tube Worm
Photo: Joseph Dineen
Clavelina picta

Painted Tunicate
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Diopatra cuprea

Plumed Worm Tube
Photo: Joseph Dineen
Herpothallon rubrocinctum

Red Blanket Lichen
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Maritigrella crozieri

Tiger Flatworm
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Perophora viridis

Honeysuckle Tunicate
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Phragmatopoma caudata

Reef Worm Tubes
Photo: L Holly Sweat
     
Zoothamnium niveum

Colonial Ciliate
Photo: L Holly Sweat
     
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PLANTS - Aquatic and Terrestrial

Acanthocereus tetragonus

Triangle Cactus
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acer rubrum

Red Maple
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Acrostichum aureum

Golden Leather Fern
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Agave sisalana

Sisal Hemp
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Ardisia escallonioides

Island Marlberry
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Avicennia germinans

Black Mangrove Flower
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Avicennia germinans

Black Mangrove
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Batis maritima

Saltwort
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Bidens pilosa

Common Beggarticks
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Borrichia frutescens

Sea Oxeye Daisy
Photo: Courtney Duschene
Bursera simaruba

Gumbo Limbo
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Canavalia rosea

Baybean
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Casuarina equisetifolia

Australian Pine
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ceratiola ericoides

Florida Rosemary
Photo: Jax Shells
Chamaecrista fasciculata

Partridge Pea
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Cirsium nuttallii

Nuttall's Thistle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Cladium jamaicense

Sawgrass
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Coccoloba uvifera

Seagrape Fruit
Photo: Georgia Schroeder
Coccoloba uvifera

Seagrape
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Conocarpus erectus

Buttonwood
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Distichlis spicata

Saltgrass
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Drosera capillaris

Pink Sundew
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Encyclia tampensis

Tampa Butterfly Orchid
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Erithalis fruticosa

Blacktorch
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Erythrina herbacea

Eastern Coralbean
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Euphorbia cyathophora

Wild Poinsettia
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Gaillardia pulchella

Indian Blanketflower
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Glandularia maritima

Coastal Mock Vervain
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Guilandina bonduc

Gray Nicker
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Helianthus debilis

Dune Sunflower
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ilex cassine

Dahoon Holly
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ipomoea pes-caprae

Beach Morning Glory
Photo: Rebecca Sovine
Iris virginica

Virginia Iris
Photo: jaxshells.com
Laguncularia racemosa

White Mangrove Flowers
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Lantana camara

Largeleaf Lantana
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Lonicera sempervirens

Coral Honeysuckle
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ludwigia peruviana

Peruvian
Primrose-willow
Photo: jaxshells.com
Lyonia ferruginea

Rusty Lyonia
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Momordica charantia

Balsam Apple Seeds
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Nephrolepis exaltata

Boston Sword Fern
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Opuntia stricta

Erect Pricklypear
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Passiflora incarnata

Purple Passionflower
Photo: M Dundis
Pinus palustris

Longleaf Pine
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Pleopeltis polypodioides var. polypodioides

Resurrection Fern
Photo: Roy Sanderfur
Psychotria nervosa

Wild Coffee
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Rhizophora mangle

Red Mangrove Flower
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Rhizophora mangle

Red Mangrove
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ricinus communis

Castor Bean
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Rivina humilis

Rouge Plant
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sabal palmetto

Cabbage Palm
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Salvia coccinea

Tropical Sage
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Senna occidentalis

Coffee Senna
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Serenoa repens

Saw Palmetto
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Sesuvium portulacastrum

Shoreline Seapurslane
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Sida acuta

Common Wireweed
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Suriana maritima

Bay Cedar
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Suriana maritima

Bay Cedar Flower
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Thalassia testudinum

Turtlegrass Flower
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Thalassia testudinum

Turtlegrass
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Thespesia populnea

Portia Tree
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Tillandsia recurvata

Ball Moss
Photo: N Duncklee
Tillandsia usneoides

Spanish Moss
Photo: Roy Sanderfur
Tillandsia utriculata

Spreading Airplant
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Tournefortia gnaphalodes

Sea Lavender
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Tradescantia ohiensis

Bluejacket
Photo: Kimberly Jarvis
Ulmus americana

American Elm
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Utricularia subulata

Zigzag Bladderwort
Photo: Joel Wooster jaxshells.com
Vitis sp.

Wild Grape
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Yucca aloifolia

Spanish Bayonet Flower
Photo: jaxshells.com
Yucca aloifolia

Spanish Bayonet
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

Hercules' Club
Photo: L Holly Sweat
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REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

Agama agama

African Redhead Agama
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Alligator mississippiensis

American Alligator
Photo: Audry Smith
Apalone ferox

Florida Softshell Turtle
Photo: Kimberly Jarvis
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Photo: Sabrina Bethurum
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle
Photo: R Gomme
Coluber constrictor priapus

Southern Black Racer
Photo: Sabrina Bethurum
Crocodylus acutus

American Crocodile
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Drymarchon couperi

Eastern Indigo Snake
Photo: C Newby
Elaphe alleghaniensis

Eastern Rat Snake
Photo: Sabrina Bethurum
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Photo: © 2004 Smithsonian Institution
Gopherus polyphemus

Gopher Tortoise Juvenile
Photo: Marc Virgilio
Gopherus polyphemus

Gopher Tortoise
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Hyla cinerea

Green Treefrog
Photo: Lorae Simpson
Malaclemys terrapin tequesta

Florida East Coast Diamondback Terrapin
Photo: Amy Reaume
Micrurus fulvius

Eastern Coral Snake
Photo: HG Kolb
Norops sagrei

Brown Anole Dewlap
Photo: A Kopf
Norops sagrei

Brown Anole
Photo: M Hamblin
Opheodrys aestivus

Rough Green Snake
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Ophisaurus ventralis

Eastern Glass Lizard
Photo: L Holly Sweat
Pseudemys sp.

Cooter
Photo: Tim Ebaugh
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SPONGES

Dysidea etheria

Ethereal Sponge
Photo: Sven Zea spongeguide.org
Halichondria melanodocia

Sponge
Photo: John Reed
Haliclona caerulea

Blue Caribbean Sponge
Photo: Renata Goodridge
Hymeniacidon heliophila

Sun Sponge
Photo: Klaus Rützler
 
Ircinia strobilina

Bumpy Ball Sponge
Photo: Sven Zea spongeguide.org
Lissodendoryx sigmata

Sponge
Photo: Micha Ilan spongeguide.org
Tedania ignis

Fire Sponge
Photo: Candy Feller
 
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