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Several dozen finfish species, including snapper, grouper and triggerfish, are collectively termed reef fish. Researchers monitor these populations to provide data that aids effective management of the fisheries.


General Information
Learn about the biology, ecology, stock abundance and management of Florida’s reef fish species.

Sampling and Monitoring
Scientists study reef fish using a wide range of methods and techniques. Their research improves our understanding and management of these important species.

Reproduction and Histology
Reproductive biology is an important aspect of fish life history. Scientists are studying gonadal tissue samples of reef fish species in the Gulf of Mexico using high-quality histological techniques to better understand reproductive cycles and spawning locations.

Research Videos
Watch our FWC biologists at work with videos of their latest projects.