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Multiple Critter ID help - Pompano Beach Florida

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by designbysue, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. designbysue

    designbysue Barracuda

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  2. designbysue

    designbysue Barracuda

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    What's This #2?
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  3. designbysue

    designbysue Barracuda

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    and this #3

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  4. LowVizWiz

    LowVizWiz Instructor, Scuba Staff Member

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    Location: South FL but way too far from shore...
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    I can't make out what it is from that picture sorry!
     
  5. designbysue

    designbysue Barracuda

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    Any thoughts of what kind of file fish this is? #4

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  6. designbysue

    designbysue Barracuda

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    Know this one's common name - #5?

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  7. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cute pics! Looks like you need to invest in a good ID book for the Florida area. Hopefully some of our members have some suggestions. Wish I could help with the right names!

    I love the occy's markings!
     
  8. Papa_Bear

    Papa_Bear Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    #4 is an Ocean Triggerfish!

    #2 is an Atlantic Spiny Oyster!

    #3 is a type of Soft Coral.....

    The Octo is a two spot!

    looks like a diamond blenny, but only 50% on that one so far!
     
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  9. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What really helps people to id critters is if you say how deep it was where you discovered this, day dive or night dive - narrow it down a bit.

    Who would'a thunk?
     
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  10. deborahdelamar

    deborahdelamar Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
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    #4 best guess is an orange filefish.
    #5 is so similar to a saddle blenny that I believe it's in the Labrisomid blenny family. Markings almost fit except that the saddles aren't distinct on yours and that light band at the base of the tail isn't a saddle-blenny characteristic. Very nice photo.
    Please let us know if you find authoritative answers.
     

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