This section highlights some of the great diversity of saltwater fishes that Florida has to offer and provides angling tips and identification information. For regulations, please visit MyFWC.com or pick up a copy of the Florida Fishing Regulations - Saltwater Edition, wherever licenses are sold. For those unfamiliar with the parts of a fish, a diagram is available for reference.
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FWC Facts:Brown hoplo, a nonnative, armored catfish, is found throughout central and south Florida. They can survive in low-oxygen backwaters and ditches, where they gulp air at the surface.
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