Lifelist

My fishing lifelist is displayed below in a sortable and searchable table. Click on the fish names to view pictures.

Key statistics (updated 1/1/2020):

  • 561 valid fish species caught on hook and line (hybrids and subspecies are not counted)
  • 10,254 total fish caught since I began keeping records in 1994 (at age 9)
  • 1,437 days of fishing (calendar days on which I fished)

Taxonomic OrderCommon NameScientific NameQuantityOrder
Added
Location
1Gray SmoothhoundMustelus californicus1441USA - CA
2Smooth DogfishMustelus canis1107USA - SC
3Common SmoothhoundMustelus mustelus2548South Africa
4Spotted GullysharkTriakis megalopterus1544South Africa
5Brown ShysharkHaploblepharus fuscus1552South Africa
6Dark ShysharkHaploblepharus pictus1546South Africa
7Blacktip SharkCarcharhinus limbatus3118USA - SC
8Sandbar SharkCarcharhinus plumbeus1115USA - SC
9Ragged-tooth SharkCarcharias taurus1551South Africa
10Atlantic Sharpnose SharkRhizoprionodon terraenovae22119USA - SC
11BonnetheadSphyrna tiburo3164USA - SC
12Smooth HammerheadSphyrna zygaena1553South Africa
13Yellow StingrayUrobatis jamaicensis1203Belize
14Thorny StingrayUrotrygon rogersi1408Mexico
15Southern StingrayDasyatis americana599USA - SC
16Atlantic StingrayDasyatis sabina3116USA - SC
17Diamond Butterfly RayGymnura natalensis1554South Africa
18Lesser GuitarfishAcroteriobatus annulatus3549South Africa
19Clearnose SkateRaja eglanteria1470USA - NC
20Lake SturgeonAcipenser fulvescens1548USA - MN
21Shovelnose SturgeonScaphirhynchus platorynchus776USA - WI
22Spotted GarLepisosteus oculatus151USA - LA
23Longnose GarLepisosteus osseus960USA - MN
24Shortnose GarLepisosteus platostomus8251USA - IL
25Florida GarLepisosteus platyrhincus3151USA - FL
26BowfinAmia calva5618USA - MN
27MooneyeHiodon tergisus7815USA - MN
28LadyfishElops saurus1147USA - FL
29BonefishAlbula vulpes3211Belize
30American EelAnguilla rostrata3117USA - SC
31Snowflake MorayEchidna nebulosa1530South Africa
32California MorayGymnothorax mordax1243USA - CA
33Spotted MorayGymnothorax moringa1384USA - FL
34Jewel MorayMuraena lentiginosa1420Mexico
35Shrimp EelOphichthus gomesii1124USA - SC
36Blueback HerringAlosa aestivalis1152USA - SC
37American ShadAlosa sapidissima7110USA - SC
38Orangemouth AnchovyThryssa vitrirostris2503South Africa
39BleakAlburnus alburnus1292Romania
40Silver BreamBlicca bjoerkna1294Romania
41Central StonerollerCampostoma anomalum3252USA - IL
42Largescale StonerollerCampostoma oligolepis5349USA - AL
43Highland StonerollerCampostoma spadiceum2276USA - AR
44Southern Redbelly DaceChrosomus erythrogaster6269USA - MO
45Northern Redbelly DaceChrosomus eos6249USA - MI
46Finescale DaceChrosomus neogaeus6223USA - MI
47Mountain Redbelly DaceChrosomus oreas5449USA - NC
48Rosyside DaceClinostomus funduloides9121USA - SC
49Hiwassee DaceClinostomus cf. funduloides2459USA - GA
50Lake ChubCouesius plumbeus2447Canada
51Grass CarpCtenopharyngodon idella4111USA - SC
52Satinfin ShinerCyprinella analostana7167USA - SC
53Blue Shiner*Cyprinella caerulea2462USA - TN
54Alabama ShinerCyprinella callistia12352USA - AL
55Greenfin ShinerCyprinella chloristia1893USA - SC
56Whitetail ShinerCyprinella galactura10280USA - AR
57Bannerfin ShinerCyprinella leedsi4154USA - SC
58Red ShinerCyprinella lutrensis1253USA - IL
59Whitefin ShinerCyprinella nivea7990USA - SC
60Fieryblack ShinerCyprinella pyrrhomelas1163USA - SC
61Spotfin ShinerCyprinella spiloptera1982USA - MN
62Tricolor ShinerCyprinella trichroistia5457USA - GA
63Steelcolor ShinerCyprinella whipplei1390USA - OH
64Santee ChubCyprinella zanema1125USA - SC
65Common CarpCyprinus carpio5517USA - MN
66Gravel ChubErimystax x-punctatus1287USA - OK
67Streamline ChubErimystax dissimilis6353USA - AL
68Tonguetied MinnowExoglossum laurae1452USA - NC
69Bigeye ChubHybopsis amblops4168USA - TN
70Highback ChubHybopsis hypsinotus2454USA - NC
71White ShinerLuxilus albeolus1473USA - NC
72Cardinal ShinerLuxilus cardinalis2286USA - OK
73Striped ShinerLuxilus chrysocephalus5169USA - TN
74Warpaint ShinerLuxilus coccogenis6159USA - SC
75Common ShinerLuxilus cornutus10730USA - MN
76Duskystripe ShinerLuxilus pilsbryi17272USA - AR
77Bleeding ShinerLuxilus zonatus9267USA - MO
78Scarlet ShinerLythrurus fasciolaris1392USA - OH
79Redfin ShinerLythrurus umbratilis1278USA - AR
80Silver ChubMacrhybopsis storeriana721USA - MN
81Northern Pearl DaceMargariscus nachtriebi1298USA - MI
82Hornyhead ChubNocomis biguttatus15219USA - MI
83Bluehead ChubNocomis leptocephalus40122USA - SC
84River ChubNocomis micropogon25222USA - MI
85Bigmouth ChubNocomis platyrhynchus5450USA - NC
86Bull ChubNocomis raneyi12472USA - NC
87Golden ShinerNotemigonus crysoleucas1832USA - MN
88Emerald ShinerNotropis atherinoides1979USA - MN
89Bigeye ShinerNotropis boops13275USA - AR
90Redlip ShinerNotropis chiliticus4453USA - NC
91Greenhead ShinerNotropis chlorocephalus9123USA - SC
92Rainbow ShinerNotropis chrosomus5460USA - TN
93Wedgespot ShinerNotropis greenei2288USA - OK
94Spottail ShinerNotropis hudsonius2691USA - SC
95Tennessee ShinerNotropis leuciodus5355USA - AL
96Yellowfin ShinerNotropis lutipinnis22158USA - SC
97Highland ShinerNotropis micropteryx2395USA - VA
98Ozark MinnowNotropis nubilus2273USA - AR
99Carmine ShinerNotropis percobromus2274USA - AR
100Coastal ShinerNotropis petersoni2894USA - SC
101Swallowtail ShinerNotropis procne1475USA - NC
102Rosyface ShinerNotropis rubellus2391USA - OH
103Kanawha Rosyface ShinerNotropis cf. rubellus4448USA - NC
104New River ShinerNotropis scabriceps4451USA - NC
105Sandbar ShinerNotropis scepticus2592USA - SC
106Silverstripe ShinerNotropis stilbius1455USA - GA
107Sand ShinerNotropis stramineus2580USA - WI
108Telescope ShinerNotropis telescopus2356USA - AL
109Mimic ShinerNotropis volucellus378USA - MN
110Coosa ShinerNotropis xaenocephalus7456USA - GA
111Sawfin ShinerNotropis species8394USA - VA
112Bluntnose MinnowPimephales notatus3577USA - MN
113Lowland ShinerPteronotropis stonei2465USA - SC
114Blacknose DaceRhinichthys atratulus3062USA - MN
115RoachRutilus rutilus4293Romania
116RuddScardinius erythropthalmus3296Romania
117Creek ChubSemotilus atromaculatus20823USA - MN
118European ChubSqualius cephalus1295Romania
119QuillbackCarpiodes cyprinus129USA - MN
120Longnose SuckerCatostomus catostomus157USA - MN
121White SuckerCatostomus commersoni728USA - MN
122Alabama Hog SuckerHypentelium etowanum1464USA - TN
123Northern Hog SuckerHypentelium nigricans1120USA - MN
124Smallmouth BuffaloIctiobus bubalus355USA - MN
125Silver RedhorseMoxostoma anisurum7213USA - MN
126River RedhorseMoxostoma carinatum537USA - WI
127Notchlip RedhorseMoxostoma collapsum198USA - SC
128Golden RedhorseMoxostoma erythrurum5834USA - MN
129Shorthead RedhorseMoxostoma macrolepidotum9812USA - MN
130Brassy JumprockMoxostoma species296USA - SC
131Greater RedhorseMoxostoma valenciennesi336USA - WI
132Yellowtail Freshwater BarracudaAcestrorhynchus falcirostris1322Peru
133Banded AstyanaxAstyanax aeneus28182Belize
134Twospot AstyanaxAstyanax bimaculatus1341Peru
135Red-tailed BryconBrycon cephalus2312Peru
136Black-finned BryconBrycon melanopterus6309Peru
137Tucan FishChalceus erythrurus2306Peru
138Hauxwell TetraCtenobrycon hauxwellianus3337Peru
139False Black TetraGymnocorymbus thayeri1343Peru
140Golden-silver TetraMoenkhausia chrysargyrea3340Peru
141Colletti TetraMoenkhausia collettii1348Peru
142Bandtail TetraMoenkhausia dichroura1345Peru
143Megalops TetraMoenkhausia megalops1319Peru
144Glass TetraMoenkhausia oligolepis1347Peru
145Myer's Scale-eating CharacinRoeboides myersii1346Peru
146PalometaStethaprion erythrops2318Peru
147MojarritaTetragonopterus argenteus8320Peru
148Red TrahiraErythrinus erythrinus1339Peru
149Golden TrahiraHoplerythrinus unitaeniatus1342Peru
150TrahiraHoplias malabaricus5308Peru
151Red PiranhaPygocentrus nattereri3313Peru
152Compressus PiranhaSerrasalmus compressus1326Peru
153Redeye PiranhaSerrasalmus rhombeus2301Peru
154Sharp-snouted PiranhaSerrasalmus sanchezi1327Peru
155Highback PiranhaSerrasalmus serrulatus1314Peru
156White SardinaTriportheus albus1304Peru
157Angled SardinaTriportheus angulatus1328Peru
158Striped TigerfishHydrocynus vittatus4522South Africa
159MandubaAgeneiosus atronasus2329Peru
160BoconAgeneiosus inermis1316Peru
161Walking CatfishClarias batrachus2374USA - FL
162Hardhead CatfishAriopsis felis11144USA - FL
163Tete Sea CatfishAriopsis seemanni3402Mexico
164Gafftopsail CatfishBagre marinus1385USA - FL
165Blue Whale CatfishCetopsis coecutiens8305Peru
166White Thorny CatfishCentrodoras brachiatus2330Peru
167Granulated CatfishPterodoras granulosus2315Peru
168Horsehead PimelodidGoeldiella eques1307Peru
169Crested PimelodellaPimelodella cristata1303Peru
170Pale CatfishRhamdia guatemalensis8184Belize
171Snail BullheadAmeiurus brunneus2397USA - SC
172White CatfishAmeiurus catus387USA - SC
173Black BullheadAmeiurus melas3716USA - MN
174Yellow BullheadAmeiurus natalis1919USA - MN
175Brown BullheadAmeiurus nebulosus459USA - MN
176Flat BullheadAmeiurus platycephalus10109USA - SC
177Blue CatfishIctalurus furcatus4112USA - SC
178Channel CatfishIctalurus punctatus2096USA - MN
179StonecatNoturus flavus658USA - MN
180Flathead CatfishPylodictis olivaris1725USA - MN
181Mekong Giant CatfishPangasianodon gigas1138Thailand
182Iridescent SharkPangasius hypophthalmus539Thailand
183Zebra CatfishBrachyplatystoma juruense1333Peru
184PiramutabaBrachyplatystoma vaillantii1332Peru
185ZamuritoCalophysus macropterus2334Peru
186Peruvian Whiskered CatfishDuopalatinus peruanus2335Peru
187Porthole Shovelnose CatfishHemisorubim platyrhynchos1331Peru
188Leopard CatfishLeiarius marmoratus1325Peru
189Redtail CatfishPhractocephalus hemioliopterus4324Peru
190Bloch's CatfishPimelodus blochii6302Peru
191Duckbill CatfishSorubim lima5317Peru
192Rainbow SmeltOsmerus mordax1217USA - MI
193Lake WhitefishCoregonus clupeaformis875USA - MN
194Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii2389USA - MT
195Pink SalmonOncorhynchus gorbuscha4256USA - MI
196Coho SalmonOncorhynchus kisutch3228USA - MI
197Rainbow TroutOncorhynchus mykiss6833USA - MN
198Chinook SalmonOncorhynchus tshawytscha2226USA - MI
199Round WhitefishProsopium cylindraceum2227USA - MI
200Brown TroutSalmo trutta34228USA - MN
201Brook TroutSalvelinus fontinalis6831USA - MN
202Lake TroutSalvelinus namaycush5216USA - MI
203Redfin PickerelEsox americanus2153USA - SC
204Northern PikeEsox lucius20414USA - MN
205Chain PickerelEsox niger10108USA - SC
206Central MudminnowUmbra limi3476USA - MI
207Inshore LizardfishSynodus foetens3558USA - FL
208Indian LizardfishSynodus indicus1515South Africa
209California LizardfishSynodus lucioceps17246USA - CA
210BurbotLota lota754USA - MN
211Gulf ToadfishOpsanus beta1148USA - FL
212Oyster ToadfishOpsanus tau10102USA - SC
213Shortnose BatfishOgcocephalus nasutus2207Belize
214Thick-lipped Grey MulletChelon labrosus4486Azores
215Striped MulletMugil cephalus4120USA - SC
216Longfin SilversideAtherinella eriarcha1429Mexico
217Belize SilversideAtherinella species3187Belize
218Inland SilversideMenidia beryllina2367USA - FL
219BallyhooHemiramphus brasiliensis1371USA - FL
220Flat NeedlefishAblennes hians1360USA - FL
221Keeltail NeedlefishPlatybone argalus4257Puerto Rico
222Atlantic NeedlefishStrongylura marina1379USA - FL
223Redfin NeedlefishStrongylura notata9172Belize
224HoundfishTylosaurus crocodilus474Mexico
225Northern StudfishFundulus catenatus2270USA - MO
226Golden TopminnowFundulus chrysotus2161USA - SC
227Banded KillifishFundulus diaphanus10250USA - MI
228Starhead TopminnowFundulus dispar1255USA - WI
229MummichogFundulus heteroclitus23128USA - SC
230Lined TopminnowFundulus lineolatus22113USA - SC
231Striped KillifishFundulus majalis1468USA - NC
232Blackstripe TopminnowFundulus notatus5171USA - TN
233Blackspotted TopminnowFundulus olivaceus752USA - LA
234Speckled KillifishFundulus rathbuni5474USA - NC
235Seminole KillifishFundulus seminolis3370USA - FL
236Longnose KillifishFundulus similis1137USA - FL
237Southern StudfishFundulus stellifer1458USA - GA
238Sheepshead MinnowCyprinodon variegatus5145USA - FL
239Pike KillifishBelonesox belizanus1191Belize
240Western MosquitofishGambusia affinis1170USA - TN
241Eastern MosquitofishGambusia holbrooki41383USA - SC
242Mangrove GambusiaGambusia rhizophorae2368USA - FL
243Spottail KillifishHeterandria bimaculata7185Belize
244SquirrelfishHolocentrus adscensionis10258Puerto Rico
245Longspine SquirrelfishHolocentrus rufus4201Belize
246Tinsel SquirrelfishSargocentron suborbitalis768Mexico
247Brook SticklebackCulaea inconstans5229USA - MI
248Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus1300USA - MI
249Obscure Swamp EelOphisternon aenigmaticum1188Belize
250LampfishDinoperca petersi2508South Africa
251California ScorpionfishScorpaena guttata8234USA - CA
252Madeira RockfishScorpaena maderensis1479Azores
253Kelp RockfishSebastes atrovirens1444USA - CA
254Gopher RockfishSebastes carnatus1443USA - CA
255Greenspotted RockfishSebastes chloristictus1442USA - CA
256Calico RockfishSebastes dallii1437USA - CA
257Greenstriped RockfishSebastes elongatus1439USA - CA
258Squarespot RockfishSebastes hopkinski1435USA - CA
259Vermilion RockfishSebastes miniatus7434USA - CA
260Halfbanded RockfishSebastes semicinctus2438USA - CA
261Olive RockfishSebastes serranoides2446USA - CA
262TreefishSebastes serriceps1241USA - CA
263Honeycomb RockfishSebastes umbrosus1440USA - CA
264Leopard SearobinPrionotus scitulus1559USA - FL
265Bighead SearobinPrionotus tribulus2114USA - SC
266Woolly SculpinClinocottus analis1242USA - CA
267Mottled SculpinCottus bairdi556USA - MN
268Banded SculpinCottus carolinae2271USA - MO
269Knobfin SculpinCottus immaculatus3268USA - MO
270White SnookCentropomus viridis1404Mexico
271White PerchMorone americana1686USA - SC
272White BassMorone chrysops20811USA - MN
273Yellow BassMorone mississippiensis8266USA - IL
274Striped BassMorone saxatilis1285USA - SC
275Pacific Mutton HamletAlphestes immaculatus2411Mexico
276Rivulated Mutton HamletAlphestes multiguttatus3418Mexico
277GraysbyCephalolophis cruentata4195Belize
278Panama GraysbyCephalopholis panamensis2399Mexico
279Red HindEpinephelus guttatus2199Belize
280Flag CabrillaEpinephelus labriformis5416Mexico
281Dusky GrouperEpinephelus marginatus2488Azores
282GagMycteroperca microlepis1142USA - FL
283Pacific CreolefishParanthias colonus2409Mexico
284Rock Sea BassCentropristis philadelphica3155USA - SC
285Black Sea BassCentropristis striata4156USA - SC
286Sand PerchDiplectrum formosum4130USA - FL
287Smallscale GrubfishParapercis robinsoni1505South Africa
288Black HamletHypoplectrus nigricans1209Belize
289Kelp BassParalabrax clathratus81230USA - CA
290Spotted Sand BassParalabrax maculatofasciatus2248USA - CA
291Barred Sand BassParalabrax nebulifer4244USA - CA
292Blacktail ComberSerranus atricauda8478Azores
293Spotfin JawfishOpistognathus robinsi1557USA - FL
294Shadow BassAmbloplites ariommus2291USA - MO
295Ozark BassAmbloplites constellatus2281USA - AR
296Rock BassAmbloplites rupestris38724USA - MN
297FlierCentrarchus macropterus1471USA - NC
298Banded SunfishEnneacanthus obesus8467USA - NC
299Redbreast SunfishLepomis auritus32484USA - SC
300Green SunfishLepomis cyanellus19722USA - MN
301PumpkinseedLepomis gibbosus1913USA - MN
302WarmouthLepomis gulosus850USA - LA
303Orangespotted SunfishLepomis humilis381USA - MN
304BluegillLepomis macrochirus17751USA - MN
305Dollar SunfishLepomis marginatus2488USA - SC
306Longear SunfishLepomis megalotis6549USA - LA
307Redear SunfishLepomis microlophus2389USA - SC
308Redspotted SunfishLepomis miniatus3290USA - MO
309Northern SunfishLepomis peltastes12254USA - WI
310Spotted SunfishLepomis punctatus2495USA - SC
311Redeye BassMicropterus coosae1461USA - TN
312Bartram's BassMicropterus cf. coosae3160USA - SC
313Smallmouth BassMicropterus dolomieu2425USA - MN
314Alabama BassMicropterus henshalli1463USA - TN
315Largemouth BassMicropterus salmoides34210USA - MN
316White CrappiePomoxis annularis2027USA - MN
317Black CrappiePomoxis nigromaculatus19726USA - MN
318Redspot DarterEtheostoma artesiae6277USA - AR
319Warrior DarterEtheostoma bellator1351USA - AL
320Greenside DarterEtheostoma blennioides3283USA - AR
321Brook DarterEtheostoma burri1289USA - MO
322Rainbow DarterEtheostoma caeruleum37225USA - MI
323Iowa DarterEtheostoma exile1299USA - MI
324Fantail DarterEtheostoma flabellare3221USA - MI
325Turquoise DarterEtheostoma inscriptum1466USA - SC
326Bluespar DarterEtheostoma meadiae1396USA - VA
327Sunburst DarterEtheostoma mihileze1285USA - OK
328Johnny DarterEtheostoma nigrum4224USA - MI
329Orangebelly DarterEtheostoma radiosum2279USA - AR
330Ozark DarterEtheostoma species2282USA - AR
331Orangethroat DarterEtheostoma spectabile4284USA - OK
332Tennessee DarterEtheostoma tennesseense2354USA - AL
333RuffeGymnocephalus cernua7035USA - MN
334Yellow PerchPerca flavescens2572USA - MN
335European PerchPerca fluviatilis2297Romania
336Tangerine DarterPercina aurantiaca1393USA - VA
337LogperchPercina caprodes861USA - MN
338Blackside DarterPercina maculata5220USA - MI
339Blackbanded DarterPercina nigrofasciata2350USA - AL
340Westfalls DarterPercina westfalli4129USA - SC
341SaugerSander canadensis577USA - MN
342WalleyeSander vitreus899USA - MN
343CardinalfishApogon imberbis3490Azores
344GobblegutsOstorhinchus rueppellii1345Australia
345Barred FlagtailKuhlia mugil3526South Africa
346Commerson's GlassyAmbassis ambassis3500South Africa
347Western School WhitingSillago vittata746Australia
348Ocean WhitefishCaulolatilus princeps20239USA - CA
349Sand TilefishMalacanthus plumieri1198Belize
350Bigeye ScadSelar crumenophthalmus1260Puerto Rico
351Cape Horse MackeralTrachurus capensis2543South Africa
352African ScadTrachurus delagoa4506South Africa
353Yellowtail Horse MackerelTrachurus novaezelandiae147Australia
354BluefishPomatomus saltatrix4104USA - SC
355Yellow JackCarangoides bartholomaei1381USA - FL
356Green JackCaranx caballus265Mexico
357Pacific Crevalle JackCaranx caninus4397Mexico
358Blue RunnerCaranx crysos6259Puerto Rico
359Crevalle JackCaranx hippos1136USA - FL
360Giant TrevallyCaranx ignobilis1531South Africa
361Horse-eye JackCaranx latus6180Belize
362Malabar TrevallyCarangoides malabaricus2493South Africa
363Threadfin JackCaranx otrynter6415Mexico
364Bar JackCaranx ruber6178Belize
365Bigeye TrevallyCaranx sexfasciatus1424Mexico
366Dinjerra TrevallyPseudocaranx dinjerra343Australia
367Common PonyfishLeiognathus equulus1502South Africa
368LeatherjackOligoplites saurus3386USA - FL
369LeerfishLichia amia1555South Africa
370Largespot PompanoTrachinotus botla1533South Africa
371PermitTrachinotus falcatus1214Belize
372Derbio PompanoTrachinotus ovatus1484Azores
373SharksuckerEcheneis naucrates3194Belize
374Barred PargoHoplopagrus guentherii1423Mexico
375SchoolmasterLutjanus apodus18175Belize
376Amarillo SnapperLutjanus argentiventris6400Mexico
377Colorado SnapperLutjanus colorado1414Mexico
378Gray SnapperLutjanus griseus15146USA - FL
379Spotted Rose SnapperLutjanus guttatus3406Mexico
380Mahogany SnapperLutjanus mahogoni1263Puerto Rico
381Lane SnapperLutjanus synagris35143USA - FL
382Yellowtail SnapperOcyurus chrysurus24176Belize
383Spotfin MojarraEucinostomus argenteus5376USA - FL
384Pacific Flagfin MojarraEucinostomus currani2422Mexico
385Silver JennyEucinostomus gula1364USA - FL
386Slender MojarraEucinostomus jonesii5173Belize
387Flagfin MojarraEucinostomus melanopterus1213Belize
388Yellowfin MojarraGerres cinereus8196Belize
389Pacific Yellowfin MojarraGerres simillimus2427Mexico
390Two-tone FingerfinChirodactylus brachydactylus1547South Africa
391Silvergray GruntAnisotremus caesius4419Mexico
392Burrito GruntAnisotremus interruptus1425Mexico
393PorkfishAnisotremus virginicus21358USA - FL
394Blackbarred GruntGenyatremus dovii1432Mexico
395TomtateHaemulon aurolineatum35174Belize
396Caesar GruntHaemulon carbonarium5264Puerto Rico
397Smallmouth GruntHaemulon chrysargyreum1363USA - FL
398Cortez GruntHaemulon flaviguttatum2412Mexico
399French GruntHaemulon flavolineatum66133USA - FL
400Sailors ChoiceHaemulon parra14215Mexico
401White GruntHaemulon plumierii85132USA - FL
402Bluestriped GruntHaemulon sciurus21131USA - FL
403Mojarra GruntHaemulon scudderi4417Mexico
404Humpback GruntOrthopristis chalceus1405Mexico
405PigfishOrthopristis chrysoptera16101USA - SC
406Spotted GrunterPomadasys commersonni7495South Africa
407Javelin GrunterPomadasys kaakan1501South Africa
408Striped GrunterPomadasys striatus4509South Africa
409Olive GruntPomadasys olivaceus24494South Africa
410Goldsilk SeabreamAcanthopagrus berda1499South Africa
411Grass PorgyCalamus arctifrons3138USA - FL
412Sheepshead PorgyCalamus penna1139USA - FL
413Littlehead PorgyCalamus proridens2140USA - FL
414SanterCheimerius nufar4507South Africa
415SlingerChrysoblephus puniceus2510South Africa
416Cape White SeabreamDiplodus capensis11511South Africa
417Zebra SeabreamDiplodus cervinus2514South Africa
418Spottail PinfishDiplodus holbrookii10556USA - FL
419White SeabreamDiplodus sargus5483Azores
420Common Two-Banded SeabreamDiplodus vulgaris2481Azores
421PinfishLagodon rhomboides156100USA - SC
422Natal PandoraPagellus natalensis13496South Africa
423Red PorgyPagrus pagrus1489Azores
424White StumpnoseRhabdosargus globiceps5537South Africa
425Cape StumpnoseRhabdosargus holubi7497South Africa
426Tropical StumpnoseRhabdosargus sarba1498South Africa
427White-barred RubberlipPlectorhinchus playfairi1529South Africa
428Striped WhiptailPentapodus vitta144Australia
429Freshwater DrumAplodinotus grunniens4624USA - MN
430Silver PerchBairdiella chrysoura5126USA - SC
431Dusky KobArgyrosomus coronus1550South Africa
432Spotted SeatroutCynoscion nebulosus2165USA - SC
433WeakfishCynoscion regalis4105USA - SC
434SpotLeiostomus xanthurus9127USA - SC
435Southern KingfishMenticirrhus americanus49106USA - SC
436Atlantic CroakerMicropogonias undulatus21103USA - SC
437Yelloweye CroakerOdontoscion xanthops1433Mexico
438Red DrumSciaenops ocellatus1053USA - LA
439Star DrumStellifer lanceolatus21157USA - SC
440Surf CroakerUmbrina xanti1407Mexico
441Mexican GoatfishMulloidichthys dentatus1413Mexico
442Rosy GoatfishParupeneus rubescens1513South Africa
443OpaleyeGirella nigricans4236USA - CA
444Yellow ChubKyphosus incisor2205Belize
445Bermuda ChubKyphosus sectator7177Belize
446HalfmoonMedialuna californiensis2238USA - CA
447StonebreamNeoscorpis lithophilus6521South Africa
448StrepieSarpa salpa7542South Africa
449West Australian DhufishGlaucosoma hebraicum141Australia
450Gray AngelfishPomacanthus arcuatus2382USA - FL
451Giant HawkfishCirrhitus rivulatus371Mexico
452Spotted HawkfishCirrhitichthys aprinus1527South Africa
453Saddle CichlidAequidens tetramerus3321Peru
454Blue-eye CichlidArchocentrus spilurus1186Belize
455OscarAstronotus ocellatus6336Peru
456Monoculus Peacock BassCichla monoculus2310Peru
457Amazon CichlidCichlasoma amazonarum2338Peru
458Mayan CichlidCichlasoma urophthalmus9150USA - FL
459African Jewel CichlidHemichromis bimaculatus4369USA - FL
460Rio Grande CichlidHerichthys cyanoguttatus1561USA - FL
461Blue TilapiaOreochromis aureus3377USA - FL
462Johanna Pike CichlidCrenicichla johanna1311Peru
463Lucius Pike CichlidCrenicichla lucius2344Peru
464Wonderful Flag CichlidMesonauta mirificus2323Peru
465Yellowbelly CichlidParachromis salvini2190Guatemala
466Redhead CichlidParaneetroplus melanurus2189Guatemala
467Jack DempseyRocio octofasciata11560USA - FL
468Peten CichlidTheraps intermedius18183Belize
469Spotted TilapiaTilapia mariae6149USA - FL
470Kelp PerchBrachyistius frenatus1235USA - CA
471Mexican Night SergeantAbudefduf declivifrons964Mexico
472Sergeant MajorAbudefduf saxatilis36179Belize
473Panamic Sergeant MajorAbudefduf troschelii263Mexico
474Blackspot SergeantAbudefduf sordidus16518South Africa
475Yellowtail SergeantAbudefduf notatus1525South Africa
476Singlebar DevilPlectroglyphidodon leucozonus3524South Africa
477Azores ChromisChromis limbata1487Azores
478BlacksmithChromis punctipinnis1240USA - CA
479GaribaldiHypsypops rubicundus3232USA - CA
480Bumphead DamselfishMicrospathodon bairdii2428Mexico
481Giant DamselfishMicrospathodon dorsalis1430Mexico
482Acapulco DamselfishStegastes acapulcoensis273Mexico
483Dusky DamselfishStegastes adustus5372USA - FL
484Longfin DamselfishStegastes diencaeus3362USA - FL
485BeaubrummelStegastes flavilatus1172Mexico
486BeaugregoryStegastes leucostictus7192Belize
487Cocoa DamselfishStegastes variabilis1388USA - FL
488Slippery DickHalichoeres bivittatus68134USA - FL
489Chameleon WrasseHalichoeres dispilus2401Mexico
490Yellowhead WrasseHalichoeres garnoti2204Belize
491Spinster WrasseHalichoeres nicholsi270Mexico
492Banded WrasseHalichoeres notospilus1066Mexico
493Blackear WrasseHalichoeres poeyi4261Puerto Rico
494PuddingwifeHalichoeres radiatus8135USA - FL
495Rock WrasseHalichoeres semicinctus5231USA - CA
496Ballan WrasseLabrus bergylta2482Azores
497SenoritaOxyjulis californica6233USA - CA
498Midnight ParrotfishScarus coelestinus1383USA - FL
499Blue ParrotfishScarus coeruleus1378USA - FL
500California SheepheadSemicossyphus pulcher2237USA - CA
501Redtail ParrotfishSparisoma chrysopterum8200Belize
502Redband ParrotfishSparisoma aurofrenatum1361USA - FL
503Stoplight ParrotfishSparisoma viride2262Puerto Rico
504BlueheadThalassoma bifasciatum2202Belize
505Cortez Rainbow WrasseThalassoma lucasanum269Mexico
506Ornate WrasseThalassoma pavo2477Azores
507Surge WrasseThalassoma purpureum2523South Africa
508Lesser WeeverEchiichthys vipera4491Azores
509Banded GobyCaffrogobius caffer3541South Africa
510Barehead GobyCaffrogobius nudiceps4539South Africa
511Commafin GobyCaffrogobius saldanha4540South Africa
512Rock GobyGobius paganellus1492Azores
513Largemouth BlennyLabrisomus xanti667Mexico
514Hairy BlennyLabrisomus nuchipinnis1265Puerto Rico
515Highbrow RockskipperHirculops cornifer2535South Africa
516Reef Margin BlennyEntomacrodus striatus1528South Africa
517Maned BlennyScartella emarginata1536South Africa
518Kosi RockskipperPereulixia kosiensis2519South Africa
519Rockpool BlennyParablennius parvicornis5485Azores
520Downy BlennyGobioclinus kalisherae2365USA - FL
521Cocos Frillfin GobyBathygobius cocosensis4520South Africa
522Pacific FrillfinBathygobius ramosus2426Mexico
523Frillfin GobyBathygobius soporator3193Belize
524Crested GobyLophogobius cyprinoides3375USA - FL
525Round GobyNeogobius melanostomus19218USA - MI
526Super KlipfishClinus superciliosus7538South Africa
527Sad KlipfishClinus acuminatus1545South Africa
528Rippled KlipfishPavoclinus laurentii1534South Africa
529Atlantic SpadefishChaetodipterus faber2469USA - NC
530Pacific SpadefishChaetodipterus zonatus1421Mexico
531Silver MoonyMonodactylus argentus2517South Africa
532DoctorfishAcanthurus chirurgus13181Belize
533Ocean SurgeonfishAcanthurus bahianus1366USA - FL
534Great BarracudaSphyraena barracuda1208Belize
535Atlantic CutlassfishTrichiurus lepturus2162USA - SC
536Pacific Chub MackerelScomber japonicus8247USA - CA
537Yellowfin TunaThunnus albacares1516South Africa
538Pacific SanddabCitharichthys sordidus2445USA - CA
539Longfin SanddabCitharichthys xanthostigma2436USA - CA
540California HalibutParalichthys californicus2245USA - CA
541Gray TriggerfishBalistes capriscus1380USA - FL
542Finescale TriggerfishBalistes polylepis11398Mexico
543Queen TriggerfishBalistes vetula1197Belize
544Bridled TriggerfishSufflamen fraenatum3512South Africa
545Orangeside TriggerfishSufflamen verres3403Mexico
546Unicorn FilefishAluterus monoceros1212Belize
547Scrawled FilefishAluterus scriptus3210Belize
548Planehead FilefishStephanolepis hispidus2373USA - FL
549Scrawled CowfishAcanthostracion quadricornis2359USA - FL
550Immaculate PufferArothron immaculatus2504South Africa
551Smooth TrunkfishLactophrys triqueter1387USA - FL
552Silver PufferLagocephalus sceleratus140Australia
553Evileye PufferAmblyrhynchotes honckenii5532South Africa
554Longnose PufferSphoeroides lobatus1431Mexico
555Northern PufferSphoeroides maculatus1166USA - SC
556Guinean PufferSphoeroides marmoratus2480Azores
557Southern PufferSphoeroides nephelus2141USA - FL
558Bandtail PufferSphoeroides spengleri35357USA - FL
559Checkered PufferSphoeroides testudineus1206Belize
560Weeping ToadoTorquigener pleurogramma3342Australia
561BalloonfishDiodon holocanthus1410Mexico

*Fish caught unintentionally and released alive immediately, no photo.

Additional statistics (updated 1/1/2020):

Fish caught on 6 continents – in 11 countries and 20 US states:

  • 315 species added in the United States
    • South Carolina: 66 new species
    • Florida: 60 new species
    • Minnesota: 50 new species
    • California: 32 new species
    • Michigan: 21 new species
    • North Carolina: 16 new species
    • Arkansas: 12 new species
    • Tennessee: 9 new species
    • Alabama: 8 new species
    • Missouri: 8 new species
    • Wisconsin: 6 new species
    • Georgia: 5 new species
    • Louisiana: 5 new species
    • Oklahoma: 5 new species
    • Illinois: 4 new species
    • Virginia: 4 new species
    • Ohio: 3 new species
    • Montana: 1 new species
    • Kentucky: 0 new species (caught fish, but only repeats of species I already had)
    • Wyoming: 0 new species (caught fish, but only repeats of species I already had)
  • 63 species added in South Africa
  • 50 species added in Mexico
  • 48 species added in Peru
  • 41 species added in Belize
  • 16 species added in Portugal (Azores)
  • 9 species added in Puerto Rico
  • 8 species added in Australia
  • 6 species added in Romania
  • 2 species added in Guatemala
  • 2 species added in Thailand
  • 1 species added in Canada

274 total freshwater species

287 total saltwater species