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Shortfin Mako Shark Isurus oxyrinchus
Shortfin mako sharks are speed demons. They can swim up to 45 miles per hour.
Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Lutjanus campechanus
Gulf of Mexico red snapper is one of the most economically valuable fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about ocean wildlife with these factsheets.
Lionfish Pterois volitans and P. miles
Lionfish are originally from the S. Pacific & Indian Oceans. Now, their invaded range includes the Western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Ocean & Gulf of Mexico.
Hogfish Lachnolaimus maximus
Hogfish get their unique name from their long, hog-like nose.
Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish Balistes capriscus
The grey triggerfish has a unique, recognizable shape: it has a pointed face and a laterally-compressed body, meaning it is much taller than it is wide.
Atlantic Goliath Grouper Epinephelus itajara
Goliath grouper has a big presence in a healthy coral reef ecosystem, as they help maintain balance as a top predator. They use their large mouths to suck in whole fish or invertebrates, then swallow them right away.
Canary Rockfish Sebastes pinniger
Canary rockfish live in the deep waters of the eastern Pacific ocean.
California Sheephead Semicossyphus pulcher
California sheephead are easy to recognize by their distinctive black and red coloring. Learn more with ocean wildlife factsheets.
Californian Anchovy (Northern Anchovy) Engraulis mordax
California anchovy are known as a baitfish or forage fish, meaning they are a favorite meal of large, predatory fish.
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