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My quest to catch as many kinds of fish as possible by tricking them into biting hooks

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* Featured Catch... Barred Sorubim Catfish! *


FRESHWATER KEY
USA (Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, California, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma)
International (Cayo District, Belize; Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala, Romania, Peruvian Amazon)
SALTWATER KEY
Atlantic Ocean - USA (South Carolina; Florida; Vieques Island, Puerto Rico) and International (Caye Caulker, Tobacco Caye, Belize; Quintana Roo, Mexico)
Pacific Ocean - USA (Long Beach, Catalina Island, California) and International (Oaxaca, Mexico)

This list is ordered taxonomically to the best of my knowledge.
IMAGE 1 COMMON NAME LATIN NAME CAUGHT LOCATION IMAGE 2
Atlantic Sharpnose Shark Rhizoprionodon terraenovae 13 South Carolina
Blacknose Shark Carcharhinus acronotus 1 South Carolina
Finetooth Shark Carcharhinus isodon 1 South Carolina
Yellow Stingray Urobatis jamaicensis 1 Belize
Southern Stingray Dasyatis americana 3 South Carolina
Atlantic Stingray Dasyatis sabina 1 South Carolina
Bluntnose Stingray Dasyatis say 2 South Carolina
Cownose Ray Rhinoptera bonasus 1 South Carolina
Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens 2 Minnesota
Shovelnose Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus 3 Minnesota
Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus 5 South Carolina
Shortnose Gar Lepisosteus platostomus 4 Illinois
Florida Gar Lepisisteus platyrhincus 1 Florida
Bowfin Amia calva 1 South Carolina
Mooneye Hiodon tergisus 3 Minnesota
Ladyfish Elops saurus 1 Florida
Bonefish Albula vulpes 1 Belize
American Eel Anguilla rostrata 1 South Carolina
California Moray Gymnothorax mordax 1 Catalina Island, California
Blueback Herring Alosa aestivalis 1 South Carolina
American Shad Alosa sapidissima 3 South Carolina
Central Stoneroller Campostoma anomalum 1 Sandy Creek, IL
Largescale Stoneroller Campostoma oligolepis 1 Buffalo River, Arkansas
Highland Stoneroller Campostoma spadiceum 2 Arkansas
Northern Redbelly Dace Chrosomus eos 1 Gaylord, MI
Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella 1 South Carolina
Common Carp
<<< Wild Form
Mirror >>>
Cyprinus carpio 4 Minnesota
South Carolina
Gravel Chub Erimystax x-punctatus 1 Illinois River, Oklahoma
Creek Chub Semotilus atromaculatus 6 Minnesota
Michigan
Arkansas
Hornyhead Chub Nocomis biguttatus 2 Michigan
Missouri
Bluehead Chub Nocomis leptocephalus 25 South Carolina
River Chub Nocomis micropogon 4 Michigan
Bleak Alburnus alburnus 1 Danube Delta, Romania
Roach Rutilus rutilus 1 Danube Delta, Romania
Rudd Scardinius erythropthalmus 1 Danube Delta, Romania
Blacknose Dace Rhinichthys atratulus 7 Tennessee
Michigan
Striped Shiner Luxilus chrysocephalus 2 Current River, Missouri
Common Shiner Luxilus cornutus 3 Michigan
Bleeding Shiner Luxilus zonatus 2 Current River, Missouri
Duskystripe Shiner Luxilus pilsbryi 5 Buffalo River, Arkansas
Cardinal Shiner Luxilus cardinalis 2 Illinois River, Oklahoma
Warpaint Shiner Luxilus coccogenis 2 South Carolina
Redfin Shiner Lythrurus umbratilis 2 Arkansas
Spotfin Shiner Cyprinella spiloptera 1 Tennessee
Satinfin Shiner Cyprinella analostana 3 South Carolina
Greenfin Shiner Cyprinella chloristia 4 South Carolina
Fieryblack Shiner Cyprinella pyrrhomelas 1 South Carolina
Bannerfin Shiner Cyprinella leedsi 5 South Carolina
Whitetail Shiner Cyprinella galactura 2 Buffalo River, Arkansas
Red Shiner Cyprinella lutrensis 1 Sandy Creek, IL
Whitefin Shiner Cyprinella nivea 10 South Carolina
Bluntnose Minnow Pimephales notatus 1 Minnesota
Highfin Shiner Notropis altipinnis 1 South Carolina
Sandbar Shiner Notropis scepticus 1 South Carolina
Carmine Shiner Notropis percobromus 1 Buffalo River, Arkansas
Bigeye Shiner Notropis boops 2 Arkansas
Golden Shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas 2 Michigan
Silver Bream Blicca bjoerkna 2 Romania (Avrig & Danube Delta)
Emerald Shiner Notropis atherinoides 3 Michigan
Ozark Minnow Notropis nubilus 1 Arkansas
Greenhead Shiner Notropis chlorocephalus 1 South Carolina
Yellowfin Shiner Notropis lutipinnis 3 South Carolina
Coastal Shiner Notropis petersoni 3 South Carolina
Sand Shiner Notropis stramineus 1 Wisconsin
Spottail Shiner Notropis hudsonius 2 South Carolina
White Sucker Catostomus commersoni 3 Minnesota
Northern Hog Sucker Hypentelium nigricans 3 Minnesota
Wisconsin
Shorthead Redhorse Moxostoma macrolepidotum 10 Minnesota
Golden Redhorse Moxostoma erythrurum 4 Minnesota
Silver Redhorse Moxostoma anisurum 16 Minnesota
Notchlip Redhorse Moxostoma collapsum 1 South Carolina
Brassy Jumprock Moxostoma species
(undescribed)
1 South Carolina
Black Prochilodus Prochilodus nigricans 1 Peruvian Amazon
Threespot Leporinus Leporinus friderici 1 Peruvian Amazon
Banded Tetra Astyanax aeneus 5 Belize, Guatemala
Red-tailed Brycon Brycon cephalus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Black-finned Brycon Brycon melanopterus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Tucan Fish Chalceus erythrurus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Sharp-snouted Tucan Fish 1 Peruvian Amazon
Hauxwell Tetra Ctenobrycon hauxwellianus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Megalops Tetra Moenkhausia megalops 1 Peruvian Amazon
Mojarrita Tetragonopterus argenteus 4 Peruvian Amazon
Trahira Hoplias malabaricus 3 Peruvian Amazon
Red-Bellied Pacu Piaractus brachypomus 3 Peruvian Amazon
Red Piranha Pygocentrus nattereri 4 Peruvian Amazon
Redeye Piranha Serrasalmus rhombeus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Ruby-Throated Piranha Serrasalmus sanchezi 2 Peruvian Amazon
White Sardina Triportheus albus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Angled Sardina Triportheus angulatus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Blue Whale Catfish Cetopsis coecutiens 3 Peruvian Amazon
Candaru Acu 1 Peruvian Amazon
Granulated Catfish Pterodoras granulosus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Raphael Catfish Pterodoras granulosus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Snail Bullhead Ameiurus brunneus 7 South Carolina
White Catfish Ameiurus catus 3 South Carolina
Black Bullhead Ameiurus melas 1 Minnesota
Yellow Bullhead Ameiurus natalis 1 South Carolina
Brown Bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus 1 Michigan
Flat Bullhead Ameiurus platycephalus 2 South Carolina
Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus 2 South Carolina
Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus 16 Minnesota
South Carolina
Stonecat Noturus flavus 2 Minnesota
Flathead Catfish Pylodictis olivaris 2 Minnesota
Piramutaba Brachyplatystoma vaillantii 2 Peruvian Amazon
Flat-Whiskered Catfish Pinirampus pirinampu 1 Peruvian Amazon
Zamurito Calophysus macropterus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Peruvian Long-Whiskered Catfish Duopalatinus peruanus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Porthole Shovelnose Catfish Hemisorubim platyrhynchos 2 Peruvian Amazon
Redtail Catfish Phractocephalus hemioliopterus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Bloch's Catfish Pimelodus blochii 8 Peruvian Amazon
Duckbill Catfish Sorubim lima 1 Peruvian Amazon
Barred Sorubim Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum 1 Peruvian Amazon
Hardhead Catfish Ariopsis felis 1 Florida
Guatemalan Chulin Rhamdia guatemalensis 2 Belize
Northern Pike Esox lucius 4 Minnesota
Chain Pickerel Esox niger 1 South Carolina
California Lizardfish Synodus lucioceps 3 Long Beach, California
Burbot Lota lota 1 Michigan
Rainbow Smelt Osmerus mordax 1 Michigan
Brown Trout Salmo trutta 1 Minnesota
Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis
*Thanks, Ken Reed!*
1 Michigan
Pink Salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha 1 Michigan
Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss 4 Minnesota
Wisconsin
Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush 3 Michigan
Oyster Toadfish Opsanus tau 6 South Carolina
Shortnose Batfish Ogcocephalus nasutus 1 Belize
Golden Topminnow
Female
Fundulus chrysotus 1 South Carolina
Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus 1 Old Mission Peninsula, MI
Starhead Topminnow Fundulus dispar 1 Missouri
Lined Topminnow
<<< Female
Male >>>
Fundulus lineolatus 13 South Carolina
Blackstripe Topminnow Fundulus notatus 5 Tennessee
Blackspotted Topminnow Fundulus olivaceous 3 Arkansas
Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus 1 South Carolina
Longnose Killifish Fundulus similis 1 Florida
Sheepshead Minnow Cyprinodon variegatus 1 Florida
Pike Killifish Belonesox belizanus 1 Belize
Eastern Mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki 26 South Carolina
Florida
Spotted Killifish Heterandria bimaculata 1 Belize
Striped Mullet Mugil cephalus 1 South Carolina
Belize Silverside Atherinella species
(undescribed)
1 Belize
Keeltail Needlefish Platybone argalus 1 Vieques Island, PR
Redfin Needlefish Strongylura notata 1 Belize
Houndfish Tylosaurus crocodilus 1 Florida
Northern Studfish Fundulus catenatus 1 Arkansas
Squirrelfish Holocentrus adscensionis 4 Vieques Island, PR
Longspine Squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus 6 Tobacco Caye, Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Spotted Scorpionfish Scorpaena plumieri 1 Belize
Obscure Swamp Eel Ophisternon aenigmaticum 1 Belize
California Scorpionfish Scorpaena guttata 2 Catalina Island, California
Woolly Sculpin Clinocottus analis 2 Catalina Island, California
Mottled Sculpin Cottus bairdi 1 Michigan
Knobfin Sculpin Cottus immaculatus 1 Current River, Missouri
White Perch Morone americana 4 South Carolina
Yellow Bass Morone mississippiensis 4 Carlyle Dam, Illinois
Rock Seabass Centropristis philadelphica 2 South Carolina
Black Seabass Centropristis striata 5 South Carolina
Graysby Cephalolophis cruentata 5 Caye Caulker, Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Sand Seabass Diplectum formosum 2 Florida
Kelp Bass Paralabrax clathratus 26 Catalina Island, California
Barred Sand Bass Paralabrax nebulifer 1 Long Beach, California
Red Hind Epinephelus guttatus 1 Vieques Island, PR
Rock Hind Epinephelus adscensionis 1 Florida
Black Hamlet Hypoplectrus nigricans 1 Belize
Gag Grouper Mycteroperca microlepis 1 Florida
Northern Rock Bass Ambloplites rupestris 6 Minnesota
Shadow Bass Ambloplites ariommus 1 Missouri
Ozark Bass Ambloplites constellatus 1 Buffalo River, Arkansas
Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides 4 Minnesota
South Carolina
Illinois
Redeye Bass Micropterus coosae 1 South Carolina
Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu 9 Minnesota
South Carolina
Michigan
Missouri
Green Sunfish Lepomis cyanellus 8 Minnesota
South Carolina
Arkansas
Spotted Sunfish Lepomis punctatus 3 Florida
South Carolina
Redspotted Sunfish Lepomis humilis 1 Missouri
Warmouth Lepomis gulosus 1 Missouri
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus 58 Minnesota
Wisconsin
South Carolina
Florida
Illinois
Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus 3 South Carolina
Northern Sunfish Lepomis peltastes 2 Fox River tributary, WI
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Lepomis gibbosus 6 Minnesota
South Carolina
Dollar Sunfish Lepomis marginatus 8 South Carolina
Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis 22 Arkansas
Redbreast Sunfish Lepomis auritus 43 South Carolina
Orangespotted Sunfish Lepomis humilis 1 Minnesota
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum 3 Minnesota
Ocean Whitefish Caulolatilus princeps 6 Catalina Island, California
Yellow Perch Perca flavescens 14 Minnesota
European Perch Perca fluviatilis 1 Danube Delta, Romania
Logperch Percina caprodes 1 Arkansas
Rainbow Darter Etheostoma caeruleum 8 Wisconsin
Arkansas
Orangethroat Darter Etheostoma spectabile 2 Oklahoma
Ozark Darter Etheostomaspecies
(undescribed)
2 Arkansas
Strawberry Darter Etheostoma fragi 1 Little Strawberry River, Arkansas
Brook Darter Etheostoma burri 1 Missouri
Orangebelly Darter Etheostoma radiosum 1 Caddo River, Arkansas
Sunburst Darter Etheostoma mihileze 1 Oklahoma
Johnny Darter Etheostoma nigrum 1 Michigan
Greenside Darter Etheostoma blennioides 1 Little Strawberry River, Arkansas
Redspot Darter Etheostoma artesiae 1 Arkansas
Blackside Darter Percina maculata 1 Michigan
Blackbanded Darter Percina nigrofasciata 2 South Carolina
Eurasian Ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus 9 Minnesota
Dorado (Mahi-mahi) Coryphaena hippurus 1 Mexico
Horse-eye Jack Caranx latus 4 Belize
Bigeye Scad Selar crumenophthalmus 3 Vieques Island, PR
Blue Runner Caranx crysos 6 Vieques Island, PR
Bar Jack Caranx ruber 2 Caye Caulker, Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Permit Trachinotus falcatus 3 Belize
Mutton Snapper Lutjanus analis 1 Belize
Schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus 12 Caye Caulker, Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Mangrove Snapper Lutjanus griseus 6 Florida
Lane Snapper Lutjanus synagris 7 Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Yellowtail Snapper Ocyurus chrysurus 4 Florida; Vieques Island, PR
Mottled Mojarra 3 Tobacco Caye, Belize
Vieques Island, PR
Yellowfin Mojarra Gerres cinereus 6 Belize
Tomtate Haemulon aurolineatum 6 Belize
French Grunt Haemulon flavolineatum 24 Florida; Vieques Island, PR
Sailor's Choice
<<< Adult
Juvenile >>>
Haemulon parra 4 Mexico
White Grunt Haemulon plumierii 28 Florida; Vieques Island, PR
Bluestriped Grunt Haemulon sciurus 3 Belize
Grass Porgy Calamus arctifrons 1 Florida
Jolthead Porgy Calamus bajonado 2 Florida
Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides 18 South Carolina
Florida
Silver Perch Bairdiella chrysoura 2 South Carolina
Spotted Seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus 1 South Carolina
Spot Leiostomus xanthurus 1 South Carolina
Southern Kingfish Menticirrhus americanus 5 South Carolina
Gulf Kingfish Menticirrhus littoralis 1 South Carolina
Freshwater Drum Aplodinotus grunniens 26 Minnesota
Illinois
Atlantic Croaker Micropogonias undulatus 10 South Carolina
Star Drum Stellifer lanceolatus 3 South Carolina
Opaleye Girella nigricans 3 Catalina Island, California
Bermuda Chub Kyphosus sectator 3 Belize
Saddle Cichlid Aequidens tetramerus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Oscar Astronotus ocellatus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Monoculus Peacock Bass Cichla monoculus 2 Peruvian Amazon
Amazon Cichlid Cichlasoma amazonarum 1 Peruvian Amazon
Johanna Pike Cichlid Crenicichla johanna 1 Peruvian Amazon
Wonderful Flag Cichlid Mesonauta mirificus 1 Peruvian Amazon
Yellow Belly Cichlid Cichlisoma salvini 1 Guatemala
Blue-eye Cichlid Cichlasoma spilurum 1 Belize
Spotted Tilapia Tilapia mariae 1 Florida
Northern Checkmark Cichlid Vieja intermedia 10 Belize
Blacktail Cichlid Vieja melanura 1 Guatemala
Sergeant Major Abudefduf saxatilis 4 Belize
Garibaldi Hypsypops rubicundus 1 Catalina Island, California
Beaugregory Stegastes leucostictus 1 Belize
Banded Wrasse Halichoeres notospilus 1 Mexico
Rock Wrasse Halichoeres semicinctus 6 Catalina Island, California
Senorita Oxyjulis californica 1 Catalina Island, California
California Sheephead Semicossyphus pulcher 1 Catalina Island, California
Slippery Dick Halichoeres bivittatus 19 Florida
Yellowhead Wrasse Halichoeres garnoti 6 Belize
Bluehead
Initial Phase
Thalassoma bifasciatum 1 Belize
Redtail Parrotfish Sparisoma chrysopterum 1 Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Stoplight Parrotfish Sparisoma viride 1 Caye Caulker, Belize
Redband Parrotfish Sparisoma aurofrenatum 1 Belize
Hairy Blenny Labrisomus nuchipinnis 2 Vieques Island, PR
Frillfin Goby Bathygobius soporator 4 Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus 4 Michigan
Doctorfish Acanthurus chirurgus 3 Belize
Great Barracuda Sphyraena barracuda 2 Caye Caulker, Belize; Vieques Island, PR
Atlantic Cutlassfish Trichiurus lepturus 1 South Carolina
Peacock Flounder Bothus lunatus 1 Belize
Pacific Chub Mackerel Scomber japonicus 3 Long Beach, California
California Halibut Paralichthys californicus 1 Long Beach, California
Queen Triggerfish Balistes vetula 1 Belize
Orangeside Triggerfish Sufflamen verres 1 Mexico
Unicorn Filefish Aluterus monoceros 1 Belize
Scrawled Filefish Aluterus scriptus 1 Belize
Guineafowl Puffer Arothron meleagris 1 Mexico
Marbled Puffer Spoeroides dorsalis 1 Belize
Northern Puffer Sphoeroides macalatus 2 South Carolina
Southern Puffer Sphoeroides nephelus 1 Florida
Bandtail Puffer Sphoeroides spengleri 1 Belize
Checkered Puffer Sphoeroides testudineus 1 Belize
277 species 277 species 1,018 fish 222 days fishing

All fish were caught by angling and fair-hooked.
Up to date as of 11 September 2016
All photographs by Joy T Leisen and Joshua R Leisen
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