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Sepioteuthis sepioidea (Blainville, 1823) (Caribbean reef squid)
Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson, 1848) (Culebra rosario)
Commonly encountered swimming near the bottom in clear water from harbors to reefs. More common along continent and in grassy areas . Found in shallow areas to depths of 9 m. Feeds mainly on crabs. .
Bothus lunatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Flounder)
Inhabits clear sandy areas near mangroves, among seagrass, coral or rubble . Most common flounder around coral reefs . Often partially buried in sand, occasionally on hard bottoms . Feeds mainly on small fishes but also on crustaceans and octopuses. Marketed fresh .
Gorgonia ventalina Linnaeus, 1758 (common sea fan)
Equetus punctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Spooted drum)
Occurs primarily on coral reefs. Secretive and usually solitary, under ledges or near small caves . Often seen during the day around the bases of corals . Feeds at night on crabs, shrimps, and polychaetes. Easily approached . Has been reared in captivity .
Acanthemblemaria maria Böhlke, 1961 (secretary blenny)
Inhabits limestone slopes rather than patch reefs; these slopes usually dotted with small brain corals, stinging coral, sea fans, whips, and sea urchins .
Aulostomus maculatus Valenciennes, 1841 (Caribbean trumpetfish)
Commonly found in weedy areas and especially around reefs, where they usually swim snout-down among sea whips . A solitary ambusher of small fishes and crustaceans that lurk among branching coral or gorgonians. Often swi...
Pomacanthus paru (Bloch, 1787) (French angelfish)
Common in shallow reefs. Usually in pairs, often near sea fans . Feed on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians and tunicates . Oviparous , monogamous . Spawning pairs are strongly territorial, with usuall...
Sphyraena picudilla Poey, 1860 (Little barracuda)
Inhabits coastal waters. Found in rocky or coral reefs . More abundant over muddy bottoms. Juveniles are encountered in seagrass beds . Often occurs in large schools, sometimes near the surface . Marketed fresh and frozen.
Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758 (Long-spine porcupinefish)