Caribbean Fish Identification

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and ability to recognize and identify common species of Caribbean reef fish. You will learn what characteristics to look for, both morphological and behavioral, to help you classify and identify the most common fishes. You’ll be teaching your friends in no time!

Appropriate grade range: 6-12

Learning Goals

  • Recognize the physical and behavioral characteristics used to classify and identify fish families.
  • Synthesize the knowledge, strategies, and skills about classification, geographical location, and morphological and behavioral characteristics that are used to help identify families of Caribbean reef fish.


  1. Sorting Out Species
  2. Indo-Pacific and Caribbean Fish
  3. Identifying Reef Fish: Classification, Physical Characteristics, and Behavior
  4. Exploring Fish Families

Course Components

  • Online Assessment
  • Student Guide
  • Narrated Video
  • Interactives
  • Objectives for each Chapter
  • Certificate of Completion

Alignment to NGSS