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Can someone identify this FISH?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by gpulsar, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. gpulsar

    gpulsar Angel Fish

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    I took this Picture In Monito Island between Puerto Rico and The Dominican Repullic in the Caribbean. I can figure this one out.
     

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  2. Codyjp

    Codyjp Solo Diver

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    I'm thinking some sort of tuna, but I'm sure you'll get a better ID from somebody else!
     
  3. gpulsar

    gpulsar Angel Fish

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    Thanks But I looked for Tuna and they seem different pointier head than this..
     
  4. azchipka

    azchipka Captain

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    Dinner?
     
  5. gpulsar

    gpulsar Angel Fish

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    Can you define Dinner?
     
  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Definitely does not look like a tuna to me but I don't have a better answer.
     
  7. azchipka

    azchipka Captain

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    With exception of the Dorsal fin it looks like a dolphin fish, its kinda hard to tell from the angle as well since there information on the size or color patterns. Either way it looks tasty
     
  8. newmanl

    newmanl Nassau Grouper

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    I have to first say, that it's not the easiest photo by which to make an identification, but it looks like a Jack of some sort - definitely a species of Carangidae (Jacks). As to the species, maybe a Crevalle Jack given the head and pectoral fin morphology (shape), perhaps a Horse-eye (but the eye doesn't look large enough in the photo) or maybe a Black Jack - given the prominent scutes in front of the caudal fin and steep head profile of the fish in the photo.

    Regardless, it is likely a species of Jack, but which one for sure is hard to say.

    Hope that helps.

    Lee
     
  9. azchipka

    azchipka Captain

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    Jack makes alot more sense then my Dolphin Fish answer. Body just seems a little on the thin side base to top wise for a jack. But since the photo is on a downward angle its really hard to tell.
     
  10. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Hybrid tuna :)
     

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