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Let me know about this pic blenny or gobi ?

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by caribbean-diving.com, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. caribbean-diving.com

    caribbean-diving.com Angel Fish

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    I got this image from west end wall in Roatan. I'm not sure if it's a bleny or a Gobi.
    I have been diving here a week and have another week to go.
    I'd like to know if you think its a blenny or a gobi ?

    http://tinyurl.com/blenny

    cheers
     
  2. Timoblue

    Timoblue Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Jersey CI & The Virgin Islands
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    Was a little hard to spot at first - I would go with a Gobi
     
  3. marcoa

    marcoa Instructor, Scuba

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    It's a bit hard to tell for sure with the picture, for me anyhow. I think it's a diamond blenny. As a reference I used the Reef Fish Identification book by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach.
     
  4. CODMAN

    CODMAN Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Montreal, Canada
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    From that pic and angle, it's very hard to telll. I'd probably go with blenny because of the shape of the head (gobies usually have rounder heads), but I've been wrong before...:rofl3::rofl3:
     
  5. danktex

    danktex Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin,Texas
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    It is definitely hard to tell. Having said that I would go with flagfin blenny.
     
  6. divenski

    divenski Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Northern Colorado
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    If you are interested in fish ID, I'd definitely recommend the reference book mentioned above - by Humann and Deloach - i carry it with me every trip (even though it's heavy) - great to be able to get back on shore (or open the dry bag on the boat) and look things up!
     

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