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Juvenile Fish in Sebastian Inlet Florida

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by jellyfishjoy, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. jellyfishjoy

    jellyfishjoy Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Palm Bay Florida
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    Hi, I was doing a fish count and came across these cute unknown juveniles... Thanks, Joy

    (1) How big is the critter?
    about 1.5 cm (less than 1 inch)

    (2) Where in the world is the critter?
    Sebastian Inlet, Florida

    (3) What sort of habitat (reef, wreck, sand, rubble etc) is the critter in?
    Tidal pool behind artificial rock jetty

    (4) How deep is the critter?
    less than 1 meter

    (5) What time of day (or night) did you see the critter?
    11:30 a.m.

    (6) Any observed behavior of the critter...
    These two were chasing each other in circles

    (7) If the locals have a common name for the critter, what is it?
  2. DocVikingo

    DocVikingo Senior Member

    Hi Joy,

    I believe you may have captured some juvenile night sergeants (Abudefduf taurus).

    Pictures | Google image
    Abudefduf taurus


  3. cudachaser

    cudachaser Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
    Joy confirmed that with "Reef"! Thanks so much Doc
  4. jellyfishjoy

    jellyfishjoy Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Palm Bay Florida
    Yes, thank you so much for your help Doc Vikingo! Wonder if I was misidentifying the adults as sergeant majors or if they were hiding in the rocks. I'll just have to keep looking...

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