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Date published: October 21, 2021
Status: Active

Episode 10: Batastic Conservation of the Florida Bonneted Bat

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field we head to southern Florida to learn about one of North America’s most misunderstood - yet threatened - mammals: bats.

Date published: April 14, 2021
Status: Active

USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database Coloring Sheets

The NAS database tracks the distribution of introduced aquatic organisms across the United States. The publicly accessible information repository monitors, records, and analyzes reported sightings for >1,300 species like lionfish, zebra mussels, and hydrilla. The database contains observations from as early as 1800, derived from many sources, including scientific literature; federal, state...

Date published: April 9, 2021
Status: Active

Episode 7 - Science in the Swamp

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, we take you to the swamps and coastal wetlands of Louisiana, the land of bayous and beignets and a state with one of the most dynamic coastlines in the United States. The wetlands that make up the Louisiana coast are vast and help protect important cultural and natural resources. Here we learn about how USGS plays a key role in monitoring coastal...

Contacts: Suzanna Soileau
Date published: December 30, 2020
Status: Active

Non-native Marine Fishes Observed or Collected in Florida Waters

Below is a list of non-native marine fish species observed or collected in Florida. Each species is linked to a fact sheet with information on identification, biology and ecology. Maps indicate species occurrences linked to USGS-NAS data, which is available for download. Data may be downloaded directly from the map page of a particular species or you can contact Dr. Pam Schofield directly with...

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Scorpaenidae

Family Scorpaenidae include scorpionfish and are found in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Scorpaenidae is one of the largest families of fishes, comprising well over 150 species.

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Serranidae

Family Serranidae consists of groupers, many of which are top-predators, consuming other fishes, crustaceans (e.g., crabs, shrimps), and squids. Groupers are found in various habitats including coral reefs, estuaries, and rocky reefs of the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Juveniles generally inhabit seagrass beds.

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Siganidae

Family Siganidae includes rabbitfishes or spinefoots. Rabbitfishes are native to the Indo-Pacific and commercially important.

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Tetraodontidae

Family Tetraodontidae includes pufferfish, the majority of which are toxic. These fishes are primarily found in the ocean, but also use brackish and freshwater habitats.

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Pomacentridae

Family Pomacentridae includes the damselfishes and clownfishes. Damselfishes are one of the most abundant species spotted on coral reefs, and are popular aquarium fish due to their bright colors. Most damselfishes are tropical; however, a few species inhabit cooler temperate waters.

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Grammatidae

Family Grammatidae consists of basslets, which are small, brightly colored fishes found in coral reefs and rocky ledges in tropical western Atlantic Ocean. They are closely related to groupers. 

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Hemiscylliidae

Family Hemiscylliidae includes sharks known as bamboosharks and are found in the tropical western Pacific Ocean. Bamboosharks live in nearshore waters, and are typically docile. 

Date published: November 27, 2020
Status: Active

Pomacanthidae

Family Pomacanthidae, which consists of angelfishes, are brightly colored fishes common in the aquarium trade.