Fish Collection

Below is a list of fish specimens in the Ichthyology Collection. Use the find function in your browser (Ctrl F on PCs) to search for specific information.

Example Record
Catalog Number Common Name Scientific Name Number of specimens
Date Collected Collector
County Precise Location Collection Notes
1 Atlantic Silverside Menidia menidia 2
6 July 2009 NA
Nantucket Pocomo Beach found 10:50 AM
_________ _________
2 Northern Pipefish Syngnathus fuscus 3
10 July 2009 NA
Nantucket Pocomo Beach found 10:50 AM
_________ _________
3 Spotfin Butterflyfish Chaetodon ocellatus 1
22 Aug 2009 Lacey Malarky
Nantucket Eel Point Rd. 40th pole
_________ _________
4 Mahi Mahi Coryphaena hippurus 1
15 Aug 2009 NA
Nantucket Madaket Marina
_________ _________
5 Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
6 Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
7 Four-spined Stickleback Apeltes quadracus 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
8 Four-spined Stickleback Apeltes quadracus 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
9 Four-spined Stickleback Apeltes quadracus 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
10 Four-spined Stickleback Apeltes quadracus 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
11 Tomcod Microgadus tomcod 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
12 Sculpin Myxocephalus sp 1
11 Aug 2009 Leslie Marker
Nantucket Hither Creek
_________ _________
13 American Goosefish Lophius americana 1
Dec 1942 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket “Lower Harbor, Nantucket”
_________ _________
14 Wrymouth Cryptacanthodes maculatus 1
19 Jan 1951 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket North of Dry shoal
_________ _________
15 Northern sennet Sphyraena borealis 1
5 Sept 1969 George Thomas
Nantucket “Shiimmo Assoc, Pier” high tide during thick of blues
_________ _________
16 Seaboard Goby Gobiosoma ginsburgi 1
Dec 1950 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Nantucket Harbor
_________ _________
17 Spot Croaker Leiostomus xanthurums 1
3 Oct 1958 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Sachacha Pond
_________ _________
18 Striped killifish Fundulus majalis 2
2 Aug 1959 H.H Johnson
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
19 “Monkfish, Goosefish” Lophius americanus 1
14 Dec 1949 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket “Lower Harbor, Nantucket” caught at 16ft
_________ _________
20 Sea Raven Hemitripterus americanus 1
12 Aug 1950 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket 1.5 miles E of Squam
_________ _________
22 Four-spotted Flounder Paralichthys oblongus 1
13 June 1951 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket “8 Fathoms, SW Nantucket”
_________ _________
23 American eel Anguilla rostrata 1
Aug 1959 H.H. S
Nantucket Madaket Bay
_________ _________
24 Four-spotted Flounder Paralichthys oblongus 1
1 Dec 1949 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Nantucket Harbor
_________ _________
25 Kingcroaker Menticirrhus saxatilis 1
24 Oct 1949 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Sachacha Pond
_________ _________
26 Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aeuleatus 1
26 June 1961 H.H Johnson
Nantucket Madeket
_________ _________
27 Sunfish Eupomotis gibbosus 1
July 1971 G. Sweitzer
Nantucket “Maxcy’s Pond, Nantucket”
_________ _________
28 Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus 2
2 Aug 1959 NA
Nantucket Wauwinet
_________ _________
29 Suckerfish Remora remora 1
August 1963 NA
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
30 Sand lance Ammodytes americanus 2
Aug 1959 H.H Johnson
Nantucket Madaket Bay
_________ _________
34 Banded Rudderfish Seriola zonata 2
22 Aug 1955 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Muskeget Island
_________ _________
35 Red Hake Ling Urophycis chuss 1
Dec 1950 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Nantucket Harbor
_________ _________
36 Silver Gar Tylosurus marinus 1
Aug 1965 Linda Cahoon
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
37 Oyster Toadfish Opsanus tau 1
12 Aug 1963 NA
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
38 Cunner Tautogolabrus adspersus 1
15 Aug 1960 H.H Johnson
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
39 Silverside Menidia menidia 3
20 June 1959 H.H Johnson
Nantucket “Brant Point, Nantucket”
_________ _________
40 Longspine snipefish Macrorhamphosus scolopax 1
10 March 1958 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket 80 fathoms South of Nantucket “Netted by the fishing boat “”Carol Henry”””
_________ _________
41 Planehead Filefish Stephanolepis hispidus 1
Jjuly 1965 Victor Reed
Nantucket Nantucket found in lobster pot
_________ _________
42 Striped Sea Robin Prionotus evolaus 1
10 Aug 1960 NA
Nantucket Nantucket Harbor
_________ _________
43 Flying gurnard Dactylopterus volitans 1
9 Nov 1951 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket “Brant Point, Nantucket in 17ft of water” found in 17ft of water
_________ _________
47 “Monkfish, Goosefish” Lophius americanus 1
25 July 1971 Paul H Perra
Nantucket Madeket
_________ _________
48 White Perch? Morone americana
6 Aug 2007 A. Matorese
Nantucket Hummock Pond seine net
_________ _________
49 Filefish Monacanthus hispidus 1
06/29/2006 K. Gonzolez
Nantucket Jetties Beach
_________ _________
50 sharksucker Echeneis naucrates 1
15 Sept 1949 Sam Mathewson
Nantucket NW Great Point
_________ _________
51 French Angelfish 2
5 Jan 2005 Eric Bender
Nantucket “In the harbor, at Shimmo Bend, 200 m offshore, 2m depth” caught scalloping with dredges
_________ _________
52 American conger Conger oceanica 1
29 Nov 1951 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket “Nantucket Harbor, third point, 10ft”
_________ _________
53 Striped Sea Robin Prionotus evolous 1
Aug 1960 NA
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
54 Common Sea Robin Prionotus corolinus 1
13July 1971 Granger Frost
Nantucket Great Point
_________ _________
55 Mousefish Histria pictus 1
23 Aug 1969 Troy and Bixler
Nantucket N shore near water tower
_________ _________
56 Lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus 1
2 Dec 1949 J.C. Andrews
Nantucket Tuckernuck
_________ _________
57 Smooth Hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena 1
16 Sept 1949 NA
Nantucket Great Point
_________ _________
58 Atlantic saury Scomberesox saurus 1
Late Oct 1950 NA
Nantucket SE Nantucket Taken from the stomach of a striped bass
_________ _________
59 Live sharksucker Echeneis naucrates 1
27 July 1960 Louis Ayotte
Nantucket Nantucket
_________ _________
61 French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru 1
2004
Nantucket None
_________ _________
62 French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru 1
2005
Nantucket None
_________ _________
63 French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru 1
2001
Nantucket None
_________ _________
64 Damselfish 1
2007
Nantucket None
_________ _________
65 Foureye Butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus 2
2008
Nantucket None
_________ _________
66 Foureye Butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus 1
15 Aug 2010
Nantucket None
_________ _________
67 French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru 1
2004
Nantucket None
_________ _________
68 Damselfish 1
2000
Nantucket None
_________ _________
69 crevalle jack Caranx hippos 1
2003
Nantucket None
_________ _________
70 Blue Tang Acanthurus coeruleus 1
2008
Nantucket None
_________ _________
71 Planehead Filefish Stephanolepis hispidus 1
2009
Nantucket None
_________ _________
72 Goatfish 1
2004
Nantucket None
_________ _________
73 Red Grouper Epinephelus morio 1
2008
Nantucket None
_________ _________
74 Red Hake Urophycis chuss 1
1999
Nantucket None
_________ _________
75 Northern Sennet Sphyraena borealis 1
2006
Nantucket None
_________ _________
76 Inshore Lizardfish Synodus foetens 1
2007
Nantucket None
_________ _________
77 Mullet Mugil cephalus 3
2006
Nantucket None
_________ _________
78 Cardinalfish Apogon 1
1999
Nantucket None
_________ _________
79 Northern Puffer Sphoeroides maculatus 2
2006
Nantucket None
_________ _________
80 Boxfish 1
2006
Nantucket None
_________ _________
81 Boxfish 1
2007
Nantucket None
_________ _________
82 Cowfish 1
2008
Nantucket None
_________ _________
83 Bandtail Puffer Sphoeroides spengleri 1
16 March 2011
Nantucket None
_________ _________
84 Northern Sennet Sphyraena borealis 1
30 June 2006 Forrest Kennedy
Nantucket Madaket Marine “3pm, high tide”
_________ _________
85 Yellow Jack Carangoides bartholomaei 1
22 Sept 2011
Nantucket None died in captivity during tank transfer
_________ _________
86 Doctorfish Tang Acanthurus chirurgus 1
22 Sept 2011
Nantucket None died in captivity during tank transfer
_________ _________
87 French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru 1
18 April 2011
Nantucket None died in captivity
_________ _________
88 Plumed Scorpionfish Scorpaena grandicornis 1
9 Sept 2006 Forrest Kennedy
Nantucket Eel Point Eel grass and muck. 6:30pm. tide going out
_________ _________
90 Snailfish Liparis sp 1
5 Jan 2005 Eric Bender
Nantucket “Nantucket Harbor, Shimmo Bend” “Shimmo Bend, 200 meters from shore in 2 m of water”
_________ _________
91 Moonfish Mene sp 1
22 Aug 2008 Louisa Lingden & Katie Schluntz
Nantucket Cisco Beach dead on beach
_________ _________
92 Short Bigeye Pristigenys alta 1
2005-2009?
Nantucket None
_________ _________
93 Scup Stenotomus chrysops 1
25 Aug 1960 R. Reed
Nantucket None young
_________ _________
94 Crevalle Jack? 1
2008
Nantucket None
_________ _________
95 Spotfin Moharra Eucinostomus argenteus 1
3 Sept 2009 Brett Hermans & Mike diMichele
Nantucket Madaket Marine 11:45am
_________ _________
96 Black grouper? Epinephelus daemelii 1
2006
Nantucket None
_________ _________
99 Ocean Surgeon Acanthurus bahianus 1
2005
Nantucket None
_________ _________
101 Skate Raja sp 2
NA
Nantucket None
_________ _________
102 Redfin Needlefish Strongylura notata 1
2 July 2012 MMA Aquarium interns
Nantucket Madaket Marine seining through eel grass
_________ _________