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Fish ID help

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by doctormike, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi...!

    I'm usually pretty thorough with my fish ID (see my online database), but I haven't been able to identify these guys despite a good bit of research. Take a look and see if you recognize any of them. I'm looking for the specific species of the scorpionfish. Click on the thumbnails to see where they were taken...

    http://www.rothschilddesign.com/fishid/index.html

    Thanks!

    Mike
     
  2. herbdb

    herbdb Manta Ray Rest in Peace

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    I can't help on the ID, but I love your picture database. Thanks for posting the link.
     
  3. trigfunctions

    trigfunctions Regular of the Pub

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    Good pics. I'll jump in on some of the easier ones. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    #3 is a yellowmouth grouper (I think.

    #4 is a spotted goatfish

    #5 is a juvenile Orangespotted Filefish (as ID'd by the white spot on the tail)
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    #10 looks like a Bermuda Chub.
     
  5. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks! I'll keep working on it...

    Now I understand why some people like collecting stamps...

    :)

    M
     
  6. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Maybe a different phase? I have one in the main database... looks a bit different but I could be wrong

    Yes, I think that you might be right, just a different coloration phase. Now that I look at the spotted goatfish from my main database, it really does look like the same fish (with the same dark patches) just with a bit more red tone...


    Excellent... thanks so much..!!

    M
     
  7. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Excellent... thanks!

    Mike
     
  8. deborahdelamar

    deborahdelamar Loggerhead Turtle

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    #1 looks like a color-variant of a Chalk Bass, though the dot at the base of the pectoral fin has me doubting that ID.
    I concur with Trig's IDs
    Walter is right about the Chub -- I've been bitten by enough of them to know!
    #11 is a difficult little wrasse to pin down...I'd like to say it's a Blackear but I'm not satisfied with that.
    Good luck. Nice pics!
     
  9. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Terrific, thanks so much..!

    I see the resemblance to the Chalk Bass - it has the triangular shaped iris which is not so common in other fish. Might be a color variant, juvenile, etc...

    I though Blackear initially as well, but I can't find any of the distinctive markings (admittedly not the best shot, but it should at least have the "black ear"... Definitely some sort of Wrasse...

    I really appreciate the help...

    Mike
     
  10. deborahdelamar

    deborahdelamar Loggerhead Turtle

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    All of the seabasses (grouper, bass, hamlet, soapfish) have that triangular, "predator" eye. Knowing the family doesn't always make the individual's ID easy -- as you know!
     

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