Reef & Fish Info
Planning to go scuba diving in Key West? Get information here about the Florida Reef and the marine life you can see during a Key West scuba diving adventure.
The Florida Stone Crab is actually found in the Western Atlantic from Connecticut to Belize, including in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. It is widely-harvested for its succulent claw meat, and divers may have already encountered the Stone Crab’s large claws on a seafood restaurant platter. The Stone Crab fishery is somewhat unique in […]
The Trumpetfish is an interesting resident of coral reef waters in the Pacific and Atlantic tropics. Trumpetfish have narrow tube-like bodies up to 3 feet long that run nearly imperceptibly into an elongated snout with a single barbel on the chin and a mouth that can open wider than the body diameter to resemble a […]
Wrasses comprise an amazingly large and diverse family of fish. Over 600 species divided into 9 subgroups include fish from popular home aquarium species a few inches long to the Humphead Wrasse, a member of the Parrotfish family that lives in the Indo-Pacific and can grow up to 8 feet in length. In fact, all […]
The Yellowtail Snapper is an abundant member of the Snapper family. Yellowtails are found along the western Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Bermuda, southward to southeastern Brazil, and in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Large adult Yellowtails live over sandy patches near reefs at depths of 32-230 feet, while smaller adults gather over […]