Three quarters (75%) of the Serranidae, Other Osteichthyes, and Invertebrata were caught in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, while close to 50% of the Batoidea and Lutjanidae
were caught in the Middle Atlantic Bight and eastern Gulf of Mexico, respectively (Table 1).
Ocyurus chrysurus (Bloch) Yellowtail snapper, Family Lutjanidae
comprises approximately 103 species with a wide array of size and body form, making it one of the largest and most diverse families of fish (Carpenter and Niem, 2001).
X Serraniculus pumilio X Carangidae Chloroscombrus chrysurus X Decapterus punctatus X Lutjanidae
Lutjanus campechanus Gerreidae Unidentified X Sciaenidae Cynoscion arenarius X X Cynoscion nothus X Larimus fasciatus X X Leiostomus xanthurus X X Micropogonias undulatus X X Sciaenops ocellatus Labridae Unidentified X Microdesmidae Microdesmus spp.
Volume 11 (Fowler, 1931) treated Pseudochromidae, Lobotidae, Pempheridae, Priacanthidae, Lutjanidae
, Pomadasyidae (= Haemulidae), and Teraponidae.
Among the 37 families, Carangidae had more than 10 species, Sciaenidae had seven species, Clupeidae, Engraulidae, and Leiognathidae each had four species, and Lutjanidae
and Pomadasyidae each had two species.
83 0 Lutjanidae
Barred lutjanids All 150 12 Lutjanus synagris 0 1 Lutjanus mahngnni 4 0 Ocyurus chrysurus 2 0 Microdesmidae All species 39 1 Monacanthidae Cantherines sp.