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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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    Thanks so much...! I have all of his books, including the new one on fish behavior.. they are great...
     
  2. ryan115

    ryan115 Nassau Grouper

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    Deborah, thanks for the support! (though I wouldnt go by what I say all the time, sometimes I am just as full of it as anyone else :) ) Having said that...
    for #2 check out Scup Stenotomus chrysops. I have never seen one in person, but it is one of the few sparids that occurs in that area (and the rest I am quite familiar with.)
    Also based on head shape I believe #10 is a Yellow Chub Kyphosus incisor, Bermuda Chubs typically will have a small bump above, and slightly in front of their eyes
     
  3. deborahdelamar

    deborahdelamar Loggerhead Turtle

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  4. ryan115

    ryan115 Nassau Grouper

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    I agree with Sully and Submariner...juvenile/initial/female Bluehead Wrasse Thalassoma bifasciatum. I think it may be throwing people off because it has its dorsal fin down so you cant see the distinctive black spot. If you look just past the tip of the peck fin, on the dorsal you can just barely makeout where the spot is. The pattern behind the eye is a fairly good indicator as well
     
  5. Bogie

    Bogie Solo Diver

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    Fun database.

    Enjoyed viewing it.

    Thanks
     
  6. livi120

    livi120 Nassau Grouper

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    Well look at that, Scup does look just like it , and that Porgy is not in my ID references. I would go with Scup on this one, though very similar looking to the Longspine I suggested, even with the top of the fin cropped off in the picture I could tell it wasn't that tall. And the colors on this one seem more vivid like the pic in question.

    So... Thanks for the SCOOP Ryan... Oh my god! That was a horrible pun, my apologies.
     
  7. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Terrific..! Thanks so much for all your help....

    Here are a few more that are from local (northeast) dive sites. I have a few guesses, but it is hard to be sure. I know that some of our local fish (like Cunners) have very variable coloring, so that isn't always the best way to go with ID...

    http://www.rothschilddesign.com/fishid2

    Thanks again!

    Mike
     
  8. SeeWorld

    SeeWorld Angel Fish

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    I'll be back for more guesswork; for now I'd say:
    #4 = Spotted Goatfish
    #5 = Orange-spotted Filefish
    #6-9 = needs closer review; intuition says to look at Spotted Scorpionfish or his cousins
    #10 = Bermuda/Yellow Chub complex

    Great photos!!!
     
  9. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks so much!

    Mike
     
  10. PatW

    PatW Manta Ray

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    When I saw it, that is what I thought too. I checked on of my reference books and it sure looks like one.
     

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