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Blue Heron Bridge unidentifed fishes

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by archman, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    These are unidentified fishes from Blue Heron Bridge (Florida), in 8-15 feet water mixed rubble/artificial reef.

    #1 - Batfish of some kind. Was leaning towards the polka dot, but might it be the shortnose?
    #2 - Is that a sailfin blenny? It's tiny and lives in a little tube in the rubble.
    #3 - Princess or Striped? stuck between both
    #4 - very tiny parrot. Greenblotch? Emerald?
    #5 - drab brown/pale parrots about a foot long. Heck if I know. Emerald?
    #6 - bright pink parrot with white blotches, about 8 inches long. "Reddish Phase" Redtail? This pink fish is weird.
     

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  2. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    #6 looks like a stoplight parrotfish at night. they change color at bedtime.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    Could you post some critters you saw there too? I'll be there in 2 weeks (already bought the flight tickets & book a hotel room). Like to take pix of some seahorses. I couldn't find it last time I was there. I just saw octopus & horse shoe crabs.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    #1 is more like Polka-Dot Batfish.
    #2 could be male Sailfin Blenny.
    #3 is more like Striped Parrotfish (not green enough to be a princess parrotfish).
    #4 could be Emerald Parrotfish.
    #5 (3rd one from the front) could be Redtail Parrotfish Initial Phase
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  5. Ricardo V.

    Ricardo V. Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    Dan,
    Great to hear you plan on diving the bridge. It's macro heaven, provided conditions allow. Not sure if you have already made plans for night dives, just in case, they are worth it. You will need a park pass to dive at night. There are a couple of dive shops near by. Those shops organize night dives and the will give you a free pass to be able to stay a while longer after sunset. Enjoy your trip over here.
    Cheers.
    Ricardo
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    Thanks for the info. I'd like to, but the high tide on Aug 10 will be at noon & midnight. The next day we'll plan to see Goliath Grouper Spawning. So, may be next time.
     

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