Interesting Gulf and Coastal Fishes

This page features a "Fish of the Month," focusing on popular gamefish and other interesting fishes of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi coast.

Gulf Killifish (Bull Minnow, Cocahoe Minnow)

Gulf Killifish
Photos by Gretchen Grammer.

Sheepshead

Sheepshead or sheephead
Copyright © by Marty Wilson

Ladyfish (Skipjack)

Ladyfish
Copyright © Diane Rome Peebles

Atlantic Tripletail (Blackfish)

Tripletail or blackfish
Copyright © Diane Rome Peebles

Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout)

Spotted seatrout or speckled trout
Copyright © Diane Rome Peebles

Red Drum

Red drum or redfish, Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Copyright © Diane Rome Peebles

Southern Flounder and Gulf Flounder

Southern Flounder, Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Photo by Jim Franks

Atlantic Tarpon

Atlantic Tarpon, Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Copyright © Dawn Witherington

Southern Kingfish

Southern Kingfish, Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Photo by Jim Franks

Red Lionfish
Red Lionfish, October 2013 Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Photo credit: Primofish.com

Cobia
Cobia, September 2013 Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Used with permission of the artist, Duane Raver

Gulf Sturgeon
Gulf Sturgeon, August 2013 Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Striped Bass
Striped Bass, July 2013 Fish of the Month at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory