Bottom-dwelling fish

Spotted Scorpionfish, Scorpaena plumieri

barbfish spotted scorpionfish spotted scorpionfish spotted scorpionfish

Scorpionfish are ambush predators that usually sit on the bottom. Their spines carry poison, but the fish are not aggressive.

Greater soapfish, Rypticus saponaceus

greater soapfish greater soapfish (head)

Soapfish often lay on the bottom in odd positions. They excrete a soapy mucus.

Peacock Flounder, Bothus lunatus

peacock flounder

Goatfish:

Yellow goatfish, Mulloidichthys martinicus

yellow goatfish

Spotted goatfish, Pseudupeneus maculatus (night)

spotted goatfish (night)

Yellowheaded jawfish, Opistognathus aurifrons

yellowheaded jawfish yellowheaded jawfish

Shortnose batfish, Ogcocephalus nasutus

shortnosed batfish

Southern stingray, Dasyatis americana

southern stingray

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