Florida Keys Species List

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Ghost Crab, Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park.

As one would expect, the species list for our Florida Keys trip is filled with interesting species. It’s not comprehensive and notably lacks plants, but it was worth compiling nonetheless.

MAMMALS

Bottlenose Dolphin (Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park)
Brown Rat (Dry Tortugas National Park)
West Indian Manatee (Biscayne National Park)

BIRDS

Barn Swallow (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Belted Kingfisher (Biscayne National Park)
Black Vulture (Biscayne National Park)
Brown Pelican (Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West)
Chicken (feral) (Key West)
Double-Crested Cormorant (Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park)
Great Blue Heron (Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park)
Great Egret (Biscayne National Park)
Green Heron (Biscayne National Park)
Laughing Gull (Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park)
Least Bittern (Biscayne National Park)
Least Sandpiper (Biscayne National Park)
Louisiana Heron (Biscayne National Park)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Northern Harrier (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Northern Mockingbird (Biscayne National Park)
Osprey (Biscayne National Park)
Palm Warbler (Summerland Key)
Ring-Necked Duck (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Royal Tern (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Ruddy Turnstone (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Sanderling (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Sandwich Tern (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Snowy Egret (Biscayne National Park)
Turkey Vulture (Biscayne National Park
White Ibis (Biscayne National Park)
White-Winged Dove (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron (Biscayne National Park)

REPTILES

American Crocodile (Biscayne National Park)
Brown Anole Lizard (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Carinate Curly-Tailed Lizard (Key Largo)
Green Iguana (Summerland Key)
Sea Turtle (Dry Tortugas National Park)

FISHES

Beaugregory (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Blue-Striped Grunt (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Blue Tang (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Butter Hamlet (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Doctorfish (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Gulf Pipefish (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Great Barracuda (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Mahogany Snapper (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Porkfish (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Reef Butterflyfish (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Slippery Dick (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Sergeant Major (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Smooth Trunkfish (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Spotted Eagle Ray (Key Largo)
Spotted Trunkfish (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Sting Ray (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Tarpon (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Tomtates (Dry Tortugas National Park)

MOLLUSKS

Common Blue Crab (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Conch (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Fiddler Crab (Biscayne National Park, Key Largo)
Ghost Crab (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Hermit Crab (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Lightning Whelk (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Ornate Blue Crab (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Tidal Spray Crab (Dry Tortugas National Park)

CEPHALAPODS

Atlantic Long-Finned Squid (Dry Tortugas National Park)

ECHIDNODERMS

Atlantic Purple Sea Urchin (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Cushion Sea Star (Dry Tortugas National Park)

CORALS

Brain Coral (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Sea Fan (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Sea Rod (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Star Coral (Dry Tortugas National Park)

GASTROPODS

Tree Snail (Biscayne National Park)

INSECTS

Dragonfly (Biscayne National Park)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Biscayne National Park)
Gulf Fritillary (Dry Tortugas National Park, Summerland Key)
Monarch (Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park)
Red Velvet Ant (Biscayne National Park)

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