Species Observed List

Invertebrates (Non-coral):

Spiny Lobster

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Scientific name: Palinuridae
Phylum: Arthropoda

Yellowline Arrow Crab

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Scientific name: Stenorhynchus seticornis
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca

Christmas Tree Worms


Scientific name: Spirobranchus giganteus

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Rank: Bispira brunnea

Phylum: Annelida

Brown Featherduster

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Giant Anemone

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Scientific name: Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Phylum: Cnidaria

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Class: Gastropoda
Phylum: Mollusca
Kingdom: Animalia

Queen Conch


Common names include: “queen conch” and “pink conch”

Phylum: Mollusca

Orange Elephant Ear Sponge

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Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Species: A. clathrodes

Southern Lugworm (Mounds)

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Kingdom: Animalia
Order: Capitellida

Azure Vase Sponge 

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Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Species: C. plicifera

Brown Bowl Sponge

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Scientific Name:Cribrochalina vasculum

Giant Barrel Sponge

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Scientific Name: Anamobaea oerstedi

Branching Tube Sponge

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Phylum: Porifera

Long Spined Sea Urchin

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Scientific name: Diadema antillarum
Phylum: Echinodermata
Rank: Species

Row Pore Rope

row pore rope sponge (Aplysina cauliformes)

Scientific name: Aplysina cauliformis

White Scroll Algae

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Scientific Name: Padina jamaicensis


Common Sea Fan

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Genus: Grogonia

Species: G. flabellum

Corky Sea Fingers

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Order: Alcyonacea

Family: Briareidae

Genus: Briareum

Species: Briareum asbestinum

Symmetrical Brain Coral

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Scientific name: Diploria strigosa

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Scientific name: Porites astreoides

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Scientific name: Plexaura homomalla

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Phylum: Cnidaria

Lamarck’s Sheet Coral

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Phylum: Cnidaria


Seargent Major

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Scientific name: Abudefduf saxatilis

Creole Wrasse (Terminal Phase)

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Scientific name: Clepticus parrae

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Scientific name: Haemulon sciurus

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Scientific name: Ocyurus chrysurus
Phylum: Chordata
Rank: Species

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Scientific name: Diodontidae
Class: Actinopterygii
Phylum: Chordata
Rank: Family

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Scientific name: Chaetodon capistratus
Phylum: Chordata
Rank: Species
Family: Chaetodontidae

Banded Butterfly

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Scientific name: Chaetodon striatus
Phylum: Chordata
Rank: Species

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Scientific name: Sparisoma viride

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Scientific name: Paracanthurus hepatus

Nassau Grouper

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Scientific name: Epinephelus striatus

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Scientific name: Myripristis jacobus
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii



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Scientific name: Holocentridae
Phylum: Chordata
Rank: Family
Subfamily: Holocentrinae


Yellow Goatfish

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Scientific name: Mulloidichthys martinicus


Fairy Basslet

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Also known as the Royal Gamma



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Scientific name: Aulostomus maculatus


Princess Parrotfish (Terminal and Juvenile)

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Southern Stingray

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Scientific name: Dasyatis americana


Spotted Moray  

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Scientific name: Gymnothorax moringa

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Scientific name: Bothus mancus
Class: Osteichthyes
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata

Queen Parrotfish

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Scientific name: Scarus vetula

Green Moray

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Scientific name: Gymnothorax funebris

Cleaning Goby

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Genus: Elacatinu

Brown Garden Eels

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Phylum: Chordata

Black Durgon

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Scientific name: Melichthys niger

Honeycomb Cowfish

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Scientific name: Acanthostracion polygonius

Spanish Hog Fish

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Scientific Name:  Cephalopholis fulva

Spotted Eagle Ray

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Scientific name: Aetobatus narinari

Jolt Head Porgy

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Scientific name: Calamus bajonado
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Sparidae

Sheepshead Porgy

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Scientific name: Calamus penna

Nurse Shark

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Scientific name: Ginglymostoma cirratum

French Angelfish

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Scientific name: Pomacanthus paru

Great Barracuda

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Scientific name: Sphyraena barracuda

Sand Diver

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Family: Trichonotidae

Smooth Trunkfish

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Scientific name: Lactophrys triqueter

Queen Triggerfish

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Scientific name: Balistes vetula

Queen Angelfish

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Scientific name: Holacanthus ciliaris

Tiger Grouper

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Scientific name: Mycteroperca tigris
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Serranidae

Red Hind

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Scientific Name: Epinephelus guttatus

Mirrorwing Flyfish

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Scientific name: Hirundichthys speculiger
Phylum: Chordata
Rank: Species

Blue Chromis

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Scientific name: Chromis viridis

Indigo Hamlet

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Scientific name: Hypoplectrus indigo

Gray Angelfish

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Scientific name: Pomacanthus arcuatus

Juvenile Spotted Drum

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Scientific name: Equetus punctatus


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Class: Actinopterygii
Phylum: Chordata

Rock Beauty

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Scientific name: Holacanthus tricolor

Slippery Dick

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Scientific name: Halichoeres bivittatus
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Labridae

Scrawled Filefish

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Scientific name: Aluterus scriptus
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Monacanthidae

Dusky Damselfish

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Scientific name: Stegastes adustus

Chordates (Non Fish):


Sea Turtle

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Scientific name: Chelonia mydas

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

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Scientific name: Eretmochelys imbricata


Turtle Grass

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Scientific Name: Thalassia testudinum

Palm Trees

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Scientific name: Arecaceae
Family: Arecaceae; Bercht. & J.Presl, nom. cons.

Monkey Puzzle Tree

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Scientific name: Araucaria araucana



Brown Pelican

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Scientific name: Pelecanus occidentalis

Night Heron

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Scientific name: Nycticorax nycticorax

Green Heron

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Scientific name: Butorides virescens
Clutch size: 2 – 6

Giant Kingbird

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Scientific name: Tyrannus cubensis


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Scientific name: Pandion haliaetus


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Scientific name: Charadriinae
Phylum: Chordata


Curly Tailed Lizard

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Scientific name: Leiocephalus
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Leiocephalidae; Frost & Etheridge, 1989


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Class: Reptilia
Family: Polychrotidae



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Scientific name: Felis catus

Family: Felidae


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Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris

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