Status and Trends - Florida's Inshore and Nearshore Species

Florida's Inshore and Nearshore Species: Status and Trends Report-The full report.


The report contains the entire 2013 Status and Trends Report for Florida's Inshore and Nearshore Species. The report's contents include an executive summary, introduction, methods and materials, trend analysis for species, individual species accounts for finfish and shellfish, literature cited.

The reports are listed by species and may be downloaded as PDF files.

The individual Species Accounts for FINFISH include the following species: greater amberjack, ballyhoo, bluefish, bonefish, sea catfish, cobia, Atlantic croaker, dolphin, black drum, red drum, flounders, gag grouper, red grouper, grunts, Atlantic thread herring, hogfish, crevalle jack, kingfish (whitings), ladyfish, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, menhaden, striped mullet, permit, pinfish, Florida pompano, Spanish sardine, spotted seatrout, weakfish (seatrout), sheepshead, gray snapper, lane snapper, red snapper, vermilion snapper, yellowtail snapper, common snook, spot, tarpon, triggerfish, and tripletail.

Visit the Finfish Species Account Section to download individual species reports.

The individual Species Accounts for SHELLFISH include the following species: hard clams, blue crabs, stone crabs, spiny lobsters, oysters, calico scallops, penaeid shrimp, and rock shrimp.

Visit the Invertebrate Species Account Section to download individual species reports.

FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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