How to report a rare or unusual fish in Florida waters.
If you catch a rare or unusual fish in Florida waters, please report it to:
FWC-Fish and Wildlife
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
Phone: (727) 896-8626
c/o Kelly Gestring
FWC-Habitat and Species Conservation
801 NW 40 Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 391-6409
An 8-foot ancient sea-monster? Not really. It is an oarfish, Regalecus glesne, caught by Bob and Bernice Gant, Dennis Boires, and Annette Peterson in Wiggins Pass, Collier County.
A snake? An eel? The swamp eel Monopterus albus is actually a fish.
Florida Fish Catalogs: Saltwater and Freshwater
View information about Florida's Non-native Species