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Can someone identify this FISH?

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

  1. pcheney

    pcheney Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
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    I'm pretty sure it's a dolphin (the fish, not the mammal......) look at the one in this image:

    http://www.augustawestside.com.au/Dolphin Fish.JPG

    - note the shape of the tail and the pectoral fins, then look at the body shape - they match the ones in your picture.....
     
  2. gpulsar

    gpulsar Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Puerto Rico
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    Looks close. Thanks
     
  3. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
    1,252
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    Problem with calling it a dolphin fish is the dorsal fin. Dolphin have a very long, body length dorsal fin.

    [​IMG]

    I'm leaning toward a Crevalle Jack.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. pcheney

    pcheney Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
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    i think you're right - didn't notice the dorsal fin.... good fish-spotting on your part
     
  5. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
    1,252
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    Thanks, but newmanl called it first in post #8....:D
     
  6. billsreef

    billsreef Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Mattituck, LI, NY
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    Those keeled scales along the tail are an important clue that it is a member of the Jack family or a close relative. Beyond that, a much better picture is indeed needed for more than speculation.
     
  7. Sully3

    Sully3 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
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    Its a black jack. You can tell from the steeply sloping
    forehead, and by the black scutes running from midbody
    to the base of the tail
     
  8. ryan115

    ryan115 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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    I would agree...Caranx lugubris
     
  9. TwoBitTxn

    TwoBitTxn Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Texas
    3,999
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    The long pectoral fins also indicate Jack. I don't see how you can differentiate from black jack to cravalle, to horse eye, to big eye from that picture, but it is a jack
     

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