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Below is a list of federally managed species sighted or caught at oil and gas platforms. The list does not include migratory fish managed by NMFS. federal pictures.jpg (350669 bytes)

King mackerel

Scomberomorus cavalla

Spanish mackerel

Scomberomorus maculatus


Rachycentron canadum


Scomberomorus regalis

Little tuny

Euthynnus alletteratus


Coryphaena hippurus


Pomatomus saltatrix

Red drum

Sciaenops ocellatus

Mutton snapper

Lutjanus analis


Lutjanus apodus

Red snapper

Lutjanus campechanus

Cubera snapper

Lutjanus cyanopterus

Gray(mangrove) snapper

Lutjanus griseus

Dog snapper

Lutjanus jocu

Lane snapper

Lutjanus synagris

Yellowtail snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus


Pristipomoides aquilonaris

Wermilion snapper

Rhomboplites aurorubens

Silk snapper

Lutjanus vivanus

Rock hind

Epinephelus adscensionis

Speckled hind

Epinephelus drummondhayi

Yellowedge grouper

Epinephelus flavolimbatus

Red hind

Epinephelus guttatus


Epinephelus itajara

Red grouper

Epinephelus morio

Warsaw grouper

Epinephelus nigritus

Snowy grouper

Epinephelus niveatus

Black grouper

Mycteroperca bonaci

Yellowmouth grouper

Mycteroperca interstitialis


Mycteroperca microlepis


Mycteroperca phenax

Yellowfin grouper

Mycteroperca venenosa

Marbled grouper

Epinephelus inermis

Greater amberjack

Seriola dumerili

Lesser amberjack

Seriola fasciata

Almaco jack

Seriola rivoliana

Banded rudderfish

Seriola zonata

Gray triggerfish

Balistes capriscus


Lachnolaimus maximus

Spiny lobster Panulirus argus
Stone crab Menippe mercenaria

Check out species that have been identified at Texas oil and gas platforms. Courtesy of  Reef Environmental Educational Foundation REEF

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