Lifelist

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

Key statistics (updated 6/23/2019):

  • 555 valid fish species caught on hook and line (hybrids and subspecies are not counted)
  • 10,149 total fish caught since I began keeping records in 1994 (at age 9)
  • 1,435 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 felis9144USA - 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
207Indian LizardfishSynodus indicus1515South Africa
208California LizardfishSynodus lucioceps17246USA - CA
209BurbotLota lota754USA - MN
210Gulf ToadfishOpsanus beta1148USA - FL
211Oyster ToadfishOpsanus tau10102USA - SC
212Shortnose BatfishOgcocephalus nasutus2207Belize
213Thick-lipped Grey MulletChelon labrosus4486Azores
214Striped MulletMugil cephalus4120USA - SC
215Longfin SilversideAtherinella eriarcha1429Mexico
216Belize SilversideAtherinella species3187Belize
217Inland SilversideMenidia beryllina2367USA - FL
218BallyhooHemiramphus brasiliensis1371USA - FL
219Flat NeedlefishAblennes hians1360USA - FL
220Keeltail NeedlefishPlatybone argalus4257Puerto Rico
221Atlantic NeedlefishStrongylura marina1379USA - FL
222Redfin NeedlefishStrongylura notata9172Belize
223HoundfishTylosaurus crocodilus474Mexico
224Northern StudfishFundulus catenatus2270USA - MO
225Golden TopminnowFundulus chrysotus2161USA - SC
226Banded KillifishFundulus diaphanus10250USA - MI
227Starhead TopminnowFundulus dispar1255USA - WI
228MummichogFundulus heteroclitus23128USA - SC
229Lined TopminnowFundulus lineolatus22113USA - SC
230Striped KillifishFundulus majalis1468USA - NC
231Blackstripe TopminnowFundulus notatus5171USA - TN
232Blackspotted TopminnowFundulus olivaceus752USA - LA
233Speckled KillifishFundulus rathbuni5474USA - NC
234Seminole KillifishFundulus seminolis3370USA - FL
235Longnose KillifishFundulus similis1137USA - FL
236Southern StudfishFundulus stellifer1458USA - GA
237Sheepshead MinnowCyprinodon variegatus5145USA - FL
238Pike KillifishBelonesox belizanus1191Belize
239Western MosquitofishGambusia affinis1170USA - TN
240Eastern MosquitofishGambusia holbrooki41383USA - SC
241Mangrove GambusiaGambusia rhizophorae2368USA - FL
242Spottail KillifishHeterandria bimaculata7185Belize
243SquirrelfishHolocentrus adscensionis10258Puerto Rico
244Longspine SquirrelfishHolocentrus rufus4201Belize
245Tinsel SquirrelfishSargocentron suborbitalis768Mexico
246Brook SticklebackCulaea inconstans5229USA - MI
247Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus1300USA - MI
248Obscure Swamp EelOphisternon aenigmaticum1188Belize
249LampfishDinoperca petersi2508South Africa
250California ScorpionfishScorpaena guttata8234USA - CA
251Madeira RockfishScorpaena maderensis1479Azores
252Kelp RockfishSebastes atrovirens1444USA - CA
253Gopher RockfishSebastes carnatus1443USA - CA
254Greenspotted RockfishSebastes chloristictus1442USA - CA
255Calico RockfishSebastes dallii1437USA - CA
256Greenstriped RockfishSebastes elongatus1439USA - CA
257Squarespot RockfishSebastes hopkinski1435USA - CA
258Vermilion RockfishSebastes miniatus7434USA - CA
259Halfbanded RockfishSebastes semicinctus2438USA - CA
260Olive RockfishSebastes serranoides2446USA - CA
261TreefishSebastes serriceps1241USA - CA
262Honeycomb RockfishSebastes umbrosus1440USA - CA
263Bighead SearobinPrionotus tribulus2114USA - SC
264Woolly SculpinClinocottus analis1242USA - CA
265Mottled SculpinCottus bairdi556USA - MN
266Banded SculpinCottus carolinae2271USA - MO
267Knobfin SculpinCottus immaculatus3268USA - MO
268White SnookCentropomus viridis1404Mexico
269White PerchMorone americana1686USA - SC
270White BassMorone chrysops20811USA - MN
271Yellow BassMorone mississippiensis8266USA - IL
272Striped BassMorone saxatilis1285USA - SC
273Pacific Mutton HamletAlphestes immaculatus2411Mexico
274Rivulated Mutton HamletAlphestes multiguttatus3418Mexico
275GraysbyCephalolophis cruentata4195Belize
276Panama GraysbyCephalopholis panamensis2399Mexico
277Red HindEpinephelus guttatus2199Belize
278Flag CabrillaEpinephelus labriformis5416Mexico
279Dusky GrouperEpinephelus marginatus2488Azores
280GagMycteroperca microlepis1142USA - FL
281Pacific CreolefishParanthias colonus2409Mexico
282Rock Sea BassCentropristis philadelphica3155USA - SC
283Black Sea BassCentropristis striata2156USA - SC
284Sand PerchDiplectrum formosum4130USA - FL
285Smallscale GrubfishParapercis robinsoni1505South Africa
286Black HamletHypoplectrus nigricans1209Belize
287Kelp BassParalabrax clathratus81230USA - CA
288Spotted Sand BassParalabrax maculatofasciatus2248USA - CA
289Barred Sand BassParalabrax nebulifer4244USA - CA
290Blacktail ComberSerranus atricauda8478Azores
291Shadow BassAmbloplites ariommus2291USA - MO
292Ozark BassAmbloplites constellatus2281USA - AR
293Rock BassAmbloplites rupestris38724USA - MN
294FlierCentrarchus macropterus1471USA - NC
295Banded SunfishEnneacanthus obesus8467USA - NC
296Redbreast SunfishLepomis auritus32484USA - SC
297Green SunfishLepomis cyanellus19722USA - MN
298PumpkinseedLepomis gibbosus1913USA - MN
299WarmouthLepomis gulosus850USA - LA
300Orangespotted SunfishLepomis humilis381USA - MN
301BluegillLepomis macrochirus17751USA - MN
302Dollar SunfishLepomis marginatus2488USA - SC
303Longear SunfishLepomis megalotis6549USA - LA
304Redear SunfishLepomis microlophus2389USA - SC
305Redspotted SunfishLepomis miniatus3290USA - MO
306Northern SunfishLepomis peltastes12254USA - WI
307Spotted SunfishLepomis punctatus2495USA - SC
308Redeye BassMicropterus coosae1461USA - TN
309Bartram's BassMicropterus cf. coosae3160USA - SC
310Smallmouth BassMicropterus dolomieu2425USA - MN
311Alabama BassMicropterus henshalli1463USA - TN
312Largemouth BassMicropterus salmoides34210USA - MN
313White CrappiePomoxis annularis2027USA - MN
314Black CrappiePomoxis nigromaculatus19726USA - MN
315Redspot DarterEtheostoma artesiae6277USA - AR
316Warrior DarterEtheostoma bellator1351USA - AL
317Greenside DarterEtheostoma blennioides3283USA - AR
318Brook DarterEtheostoma burri1289USA - MO
319Rainbow DarterEtheostoma caeruleum37225USA - MI
320Iowa DarterEtheostoma exile1299USA - MI
321Fantail DarterEtheostoma flabellare3221USA - MI
322Turquoise DarterEtheostoma inscriptum1466USA - SC
323Bluespar DarterEtheostoma meadiae1396USA - VA
324Sunburst DarterEtheostoma mihileze1285USA - OK
325Johnny DarterEtheostoma nigrum4224USA - MI
326Orangebelly DarterEtheostoma radiosum2279USA - AR
327Ozark DarterEtheostoma species2282USA - AR
328Orangethroat DarterEtheostoma spectabile4284USA - OK
329Tennessee DarterEtheostoma tennesseense2354USA - AL
330RuffeGymnocephalus cernua7035USA - MN
331Yellow PerchPerca flavescens2572USA - MN
332European PerchPerca fluviatilis2297Romania
333Tangerine DarterPercina aurantiaca1393USA - VA
334LogperchPercina caprodes861USA - MN
335Blackside DarterPercina maculata5220USA - MI
336Blackbanded DarterPercina nigrofasciata2350USA - AL
337Westfalls DarterPercina westfalli4129USA - SC
338SaugerSander canadensis577USA - MN
339WalleyeSander vitreus899USA - MN
340CardinalfishApogon imberbis3490Azores
341GobblegutsOstorhinchus rueppellii1345Australia
342Barred FlagtailKuhlia mugil3526South Africa
343Commerson's GlassyAmbassis ambassis3500South Africa
344Western School WhitingSillago vittata746Australia
345Ocean WhitefishCaulolatilus princeps20239USA - CA
346Sand TilefishMalacanthus plumieri1198Belize
347Bigeye ScadSelar crumenophthalmus1260Puerto Rico
348Cape Horse MackeralTrachurus capensis2543South Africa
349African ScadTrachurus delagoa4506South Africa
350Yellowtail Horse MackerelTrachurus novaezelandiae147Australia
351BluefishPomatomus saltatrix4104USA - SC
352Yellow JackCarangoides bartholomaei1381USA - FL
353Green JackCaranx caballus265Mexico
354Pacific Crevalle JackCaranx caninus4397Mexico
355Blue RunnerCaranx crysos6259Puerto Rico
356Crevalle JackCaranx hippos1136USA - FL
357Giant TrevallyCaranx ignobilis1531South Africa
358Horse-eye JackCaranx latus6180Belize
359Malabar TrevallyCarangoides malabaricus2493South Africa
360Threadfin JackCaranx otrynter6415Mexico
361Bar JackCaranx ruber6178Belize
362Bigeye TrevallyCaranx sexfasciatus1424Mexico
363Dinjerra TrevallyPseudocaranx dinjerra343Australia
364Common PonyfishLeiognathus equulus1502South Africa
365LeatherjackOligoplites saurus3386USA - FL
366LeerfishLichia amia1555South Africa
367Largespot PompanoTrachinotus botla1533South Africa
368PermitTrachinotus falcatus1214Belize
369Derbio PompanoTrachinotus ovatus1484Azores
370SharksuckerEcheneis naucrates3194Belize
371Barred PargoHoplopagrus guentherii1423Mexico
372SchoolmasterLutjanus apodus18175Belize
373Amarillo SnapperLutjanus argentiventris6400Mexico
374Colorado SnapperLutjanus colorado1414Mexico
375Gray SnapperLutjanus griseus15146USA - FL
376Spotted Rose SnapperLutjanus guttatus3406Mexico
377Mahogany SnapperLutjanus mahogoni1263Puerto Rico
378Lane SnapperLutjanus synagris29143USA - FL
379Yellowtail SnapperOcyurus chrysurus24176Belize
380Spotfin MojarraEucinostomus argenteus5376USA - FL
381Pacific Flagfin MojarraEucinostomus currani2422Mexico
382Silver JennyEucinostomus gula1364USA - FL
383Slender MojarraEucinostomus jonesii5173Belize
384Flagfin MojarraEucinostomus melanopterus1213Belize
385Yellowfin MojarraGerres cinereus8196Belize
386Pacific Yellowfin MojarraGerres simillimus2427Mexico
387Two-tone FingerfinChirodactylus brachydactylus1547South Africa
388Silvergray GruntAnisotremus caesius4419Mexico
389Burrito GruntAnisotremus interruptus1425Mexico
390PorkfishAnisotremus virginicus21358USA - FL
391Blackbarred GruntGenyatremus dovii1432Mexico
392TomtateHaemulon aurolineatum35174Belize
393Caesar GruntHaemulon carbonarium5264Puerto Rico
394Smallmouth GruntHaemulon chrysargyreum1363USA - FL
395Cortez GruntHaemulon flaviguttatum2412Mexico
396French GruntHaemulon flavolineatum66133USA - FL
397Sailors ChoiceHaemulon parra14215Mexico
398White GruntHaemulon plumierii85132USA - FL
399Bluestriped GruntHaemulon sciurus21131USA - FL
400Mojarra GruntHaemulon scudderi4417Mexico
401Humpback GruntOrthopristis chalceus1405Mexico
402PigfishOrthopristis chrysoptera3101USA - SC
403Spotted GrunterPomadasys commersonni7495South Africa
404Javelin GrunterPomadasys kaakan1501South Africa
405Striped GrunterPomadasys striatus4509South Africa
406Olive GruntPomadasys olivaceus24494South Africa
407Goldsilk SeabreamAcanthopagrus berda1499South Africa
408Grass PorgyCalamus arctifrons3138USA - FL
409Sheepshead PorgyCalamus penna1139USA - FL
410Littlehead PorgyCalamus proridens2140USA - FL
411SanterCheimerius nufar4507South Africa
412SlingerChrysoblephus puniceus2510South Africa
413Cape White SeabreamDiplodus capensis11511South Africa
414Zebra SeabreamDiplodus cervinus2514South Africa
415White SeabreamDiplodus sargus5483Azores
416Common Two-Banded SeabreamDiplodus vulgaris2481Azores
417PinfishLagodon rhomboides102100USA - SC
418Natal PandoraPagellus natalensis13496South Africa
419Red PorgyPagrus pagrus1489Azores
420White StumpnoseRhabdosargus globiceps5537South Africa
421Cape StumpnoseRhabdosargus holubi7497South Africa
422Tropical StumpnoseRhabdosargus sarba1498South Africa
423White-barred RubberlipPlectorhinchus playfairi1529South Africa
424Striped WhiptailPentapodus vitta144Australia
425Freshwater DrumAplodinotus grunniens4624USA - MN
426Silver PerchBairdiella chrysoura5126USA - SC
427Dusky KobArgyrosomus coronus1550South Africa
428Spotted SeatroutCynoscion nebulosus2165USA - SC
429WeakfishCynoscion regalis4105USA - SC
430SpotLeiostomus xanthurus9127USA - SC
431Southern KingfishMenticirrhus americanus49106USA - SC
432Atlantic CroakerMicropogonias undulatus21103USA - SC
433Yelloweye CroakerOdontoscion xanthops1433Mexico
434Red DrumSciaenops ocellatus1053USA - LA
435Star DrumStellifer lanceolatus21157USA - SC
436Surf CroakerUmbrina xanti1407Mexico
437Mexican GoatfishMulloidichthys dentatus1413Mexico
438Rosy GoatfishParupeneus rubescens1513South Africa
439OpaleyeGirella nigricans4236USA - CA
440Yellow ChubKyphosus incisor2205Belize
441Bermuda ChubKyphosus sectator7177Belize
442HalfmoonMedialuna californiensis2238USA - CA
443StonebreamNeoscorpis lithophilus6521South Africa
444StrepieSarpa salpa7542South Africa
445West Australian DhufishGlaucosoma hebraicum141Australia
446Gray AngelfishPomacanthus arcuatus2382USA - FL
447Giant HawkfishCirrhitus rivulatus371Mexico
448Spotted HawkfishCirrhitichthys aprinus1527South Africa
449Saddle CichlidAequidens tetramerus3321Peru
450Blue-eye CichlidArchocentrus spilurus1186Belize
451OscarAstronotus ocellatus6336Peru
452Monoculus Peacock BassCichla monoculus2310Peru
453Amazon CichlidCichlasoma amazonarum2338Peru
454Mayan CichlidCichlasoma urophthalmus9150USA - FL
455African Jewel CichlidHemichromis bimaculatus4369USA - FL
456Blue TilapiaOreochromis aureus3377USA - FL
457Johanna Pike CichlidCrenicichla johanna1311Peru
458Lucius Pike CichlidCrenicichla lucius2344Peru
459Wonderful Flag CichlidMesonauta mirificus2323Peru
460Yellowbelly CichlidParachromis salvini2190Guatemala
461Redhead CichlidParaneetroplus melanurus2189Guatemala
462Peten CichlidTheraps intermedius18183Belize
463Spotted TilapiaTilapia mariae6149USA - FL
464Kelp PerchBrachyistius frenatus1235USA - CA
465Mexican Night SergeantAbudefduf declivifrons964Mexico
466Sergeant MajorAbudefduf saxatilis36179Belize
467Panamic Sergeant MajorAbudefduf troschelii263Mexico
468Blackspot SergeantAbudefduf sordidus16518South Africa
469Yellowtail SergeantAbudefduf notatus1525South Africa
470Singlebar DevilPlectroglyphidodon leucozonus3524South Africa
471Azores ChromisChromis limbata1487Azores
472BlacksmithChromis punctipinnis1240USA - CA
473GaribaldiHypsypops rubicundus3232USA - CA
474Bumphead DamselfishMicrospathodon bairdii2428Mexico
475Giant DamselfishMicrospathodon dorsalis1430Mexico
476Acapulco DamselfishStegastes acapulcoensis273Mexico
477Dusky DamselfishStegastes adustus5372USA - FL
478Longfin DamselfishStegastes diencaeus3362USA - FL
479BeaubrummelStegastes flavilatus1172Mexico
480BeaugregoryStegastes leucostictus7192Belize
481Cocoa DamselfishStegastes variabilis1388USA - FL
482Slippery DickHalichoeres bivittatus68134USA - FL
483Chameleon WrasseHalichoeres dispilus2401Mexico
484Yellowhead WrasseHalichoeres garnoti2204Belize
485Spinster WrasseHalichoeres nicholsi270Mexico
486Banded WrasseHalichoeres notospilus1066Mexico
487Blackear WrasseHalichoeres poeyi4261Puerto Rico
488PuddingwifeHalichoeres radiatus8135USA - FL
489Rock WrasseHalichoeres semicinctus5231USA - CA
490Ballan WrasseLabrus bergylta2482Azores
491SenoritaOxyjulis californica6233USA - CA
492Midnight ParrotfishScarus coelestinus1383USA - FL
493Blue ParrotfishScarus coeruleus1378USA - FL
494California SheepheadSemicossyphus pulcher2237USA - CA
495Redtail ParrotfishSparisoma chrysopterum8200Belize
496Redband ParrotfishSparisoma aurofrenatum1361USA - FL
497Stoplight ParrotfishSparisoma viride2262Puerto Rico
498BlueheadThalassoma bifasciatum2202Belize
499Cortez Rainbow WrasseThalassoma lucasanum269Mexico
500Ornate WrasseThalassoma pavo2477Azores
501Surge WrasseThalassoma purpureum2523South Africa
502Lesser WeeverEchiichthys vipera4491Azores
503Banded GobyCaffrogobius caffer3541South Africa
504Barehead GobyCaffrogobius nudiceps4539South Africa
505Commafin GobyCaffrogobius saldanha4540South Africa
506Rock GobyGobius paganellus1492Azores
507Largemouth BlennyLabrisomus xanti667Mexico
508Hairy BlennyLabrisomus nuchipinnis1265Puerto Rico
509Highbrow RockskipperHirculops cornifer2535South Africa
510Reef Margin BlennyEntomacrodus striatus1528South Africa
511Maned BlennyScartella emarginata1536South Africa
512Kosi RockskipperPereulixia kosiensis2519South Africa
513Rockpool BlennyParablennius parvicornis5485Azores
514Downy BlennyGobioclinus kalisherae2365USA - FL
515Cocos Frillfin GobyBathygobius cocosensis4520South Africa
516Pacific FrillfinBathygobius ramosus2426Mexico
517Frillfin GobyBathygobius soporator3193Belize
518Crested GobyLophogobius cyprinoides3375USA - FL
519Round GobyNeogobius melanostomus19218USA - MI
520Super KlipfishClinus superciliosus7538South Africa
521Sad KlipfishClinus acuminatus1545South Africa
522Rippled KlipfishPavoclinus laurentii1534South Africa
523Atlantic SpadefishChaetodipterus faber2469USA - NC
524Pacific SpadefishChaetodipterus zonatus1421Mexico
525Silver MoonyMonodactylus argentus2517South Africa
526DoctorfishAcanthurus chirurgus13181Belize
527Ocean SurgeonfishAcanthurus bahianus1366USA - FL
528Great BarracudaSphyraena barracuda1208Belize
529Atlantic CutlassfishTrichiurus lepturus2162USA - SC
530Pacific Chub MackerelScomber japonicus8247USA - CA
531Yellowfin TunaThunnus albacares1516South Africa
532Pacific SanddabCitharichthys sordidus2445USA - CA
533Longfin SanddabCitharichthys xanthostigma2436USA - CA
534California HalibutParalichthys californicus2245USA - CA
535Gray TriggerfishBalistes capriscus1380USA - FL
536Finescale TriggerfishBalistes polylepis11398Mexico
537Queen TriggerfishBalistes vetula1197Belize
538Bridled TriggerfishSufflamen fraenatum3512South Africa
539Orangeside TriggerfishSufflamen verres3403Mexico
540Unicorn FilefishAluterus monoceros1212Belize
541Scrawled FilefishAluterus scriptus3210Belize
542Planehead FilefishStephanolepis hispidus2373USA - FL
543Scrawled CowfishAcanthostracion quadricornis2359USA - FL
544Immaculate PufferArothron immaculatus2504South Africa
545Smooth TrunkfishLactophrys triqueter1387USA - FL
546Silver PufferLagocephalus sceleratus140Australia
547Evileye PufferAmblyrhynchotes honckenii5532South Africa
548Longnose PufferSphoeroides lobatus1431Mexico
549Northern PufferSphoeroides maculatus1166USA - SC
550Guinean PufferSphoeroides marmoratus2480Azores
551Southern PufferSphoeroides nephelus2141USA - FL
552Bandtail PufferSphoeroides spengleri34357USA - FL
553Checkered PufferSphoeroides testudineus1206Belize
554Weeping ToadoTorquigener pleurogramma3342Australia
555BalloonfishDiodon holocanthus1410Mexico

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

Additional statistics (updated 6/23/2019):

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

  • 309 species added in the United States
    • South Carolina: 66 new species
    • Florida: 54 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

272 total freshwater species

283 total saltwater species