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Virgin Islands Fishes

Southern Stingray
Southern Stingray
Dasyatis americana
 
Longspine Squirrelfish
Longspine Squirrelfish
Holocentrus rufus
 
juvenile Rock Beauty
Rock Beauty (juvenile)
Holacanthus tricolor
 
Queen Triggerfish
Queen Triggerfish
Balistes vetula
 
Images by Steve Simonsen
http://www.
stevesimonsen.vi/
Fishes of the Virgin Islands poster
Virgin Islands Fishes Poster
Download the poster (11 MB PDF)


Curious about the identity of the fish included in the poster? Download the
Fish Identification Poster (80 KB).

"The Habitats Exploited and the Species Trapped in a Caribbean Island Trap Fishery" is an article written by Ginger Garrison and published in the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes. You can download and view the article (for a fee) from the DocuRights Web site.

The Virgin Islands
Location: Latitude 17°40' - 18°27' N, Longitude 63°25' - 65°06' W
Highest elevation: 474 m (Crown Mt., St. Thomas)
Area: 350 km2
Rainfall: average of 100 cm
4 species of sea turtle
22 species of soft coral
11 species of marine mammal
53 species of hard (scleractinian) coral
At least 500 species of fishes in Virgin Islands waters (see species list)

Virgin Islands Fish Species List
Download and view the Virgin Islands Fish Species List (535 KB PDF) compiled by William Smith-Vaniz, Luis Roca, Virginia Garrison, and Howard Jelks.
 

For more information about the Virgin Islands research, please contact
Ginger Garrison at
Email: ginger_garrison@usgs.gov
Telephone: 727 803-8747

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