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Thread: Multiple Critter ID help - Pompano Beach Florida

 

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    Multiple Critter ID help - Pompano Beach Florida

    Is this a Caribbean Two-Spot Octopus? There are 4 pics of this - use the previous and next buttons to see the others.



    http://www.designbysue.com/gallery/v...no608&id=041_G


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    Last edited by justleesa; June 21st, 2008 at 11:49 PM. Reason: Image not showing up - created a link instead

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    Another from Pompano

    What's This #2?
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    Again Pompano

    and this #3

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    I can't make out what it is from that picture sorry!
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    Another from Pompano

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

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    For you Blenny lovers

    Know this one's common name - #5?

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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!

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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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    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.

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    #2 is an Atlantic Spiny Oyster!
    Who would'a thunk?
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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.
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