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Fish ID Help

Discussion in 'Underwater Photography' started by 10X, May 16, 2004.

  1. 10X

    10X Nassau Grouper

    I took this picture in Hawaii in Jan/Feb this year. I ordered books by Hoover and Humann and have begun trying to ID the fish in all the photos I took. However, I can't seem to ID this guy. As close as I can come is the inital phase of a Star-Eye Parrotfish. Any other ideas?
  2. Scubakevdm

    Scubakevdm ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    This feels like name that tune. I guess the photo you've posted is the most complete image you have of it?
  3. 10X

    10X Nassau Grouper

    Sorry about that, I had some trouble with the photo. I'm having some difficulty in trying to figure out how to save something in the proper size so it will upload. I'm not doing too well.
  4. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny Buoyancy Babe ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    Looks to be in the parrotfish family, if that is any help, and/or a start.
  5. 10X

    10X Nassau Grouper

  6. Gilligan

    Gilligan Great White

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hawaii & Philippines
    It appears to be the Star-Eye Parrotfish on page 93 of the Hoover "Hawaii's Fishes" book.
    Many of the pics in the Hoover book are not real clear or colorful.
    It is difficult to tell if it is in the "initial" or "terminal" phase. My best guess is the "initial" phase.
  7. Dee

    Dee ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: near Houston, Texas
    It's definately a Parrotfish. But I know next to nothing about the Pacific species.

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