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Name that goby

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by doctormike, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. LouisJ

    LouisJ Angel Fish

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    Whoa, you have some awesome pictures. That's a really nice shot of a Bar Jack.

    Just a couple of corrections:

    http://www.rothschilddesign.com/fishdatabase/images/page60.html. This one is actually a Ophioblennius atlanticus, Redlip Blenny.

    http://www.rothschilddesign.com/fishdatabase/images/page186.html. Lutjanus griseus, Grey Snapper. Greys, especially the smaller ones, can get quite red in color. Red Snapper have a deeper body (more like a Muttonfish) and a pointed anal fin.

    http://www.rothschilddesign.com/fishdatabase/images/page75.html Tylosurus crocodilus, Houndfish. Flat Needlefish are more slender.
     
  2. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Awesome, thanks so much for the corrections! I really try to confirm things as best as I can before entering them, but I'm clearly no expert... I really appreciate your taking the time to look through them...

    I wasn't able to find a photo of a Redlip Blenny with those head markings - all that I could find had a plain dark head. Are you sure about the Redlip?

    Thanks again,

    Mike
     
  3. deborahdelamar

    deborahdelamar Loggerhead Turtle

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    Mike, I agree that it is a Redlip.
    The Chestnut is Indo-Pacific, so I doubt you'd happen upon one in Curacao...
     
  4. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oh, no... another invasive species! Maybe they will eat lionfish... :)

    Thanks! Will fix these...

    Mike
     
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  5. LouisJ

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    Yes, the white bars are common on Redlip Blenny - They confuse a lot of people and I've always thought it strange there aren't more pictures of Redlip showing these bars. Also the Ophioblennius genus (which the Redlip belongs to) has unbranched supraoribital (above eye) cirri. Most other Blennies here have branched supraorbital cirri.

    The Chestnut Blenny doesn't live in the Atlantic (Yet!), but for the sake of comparison check out this photo showing branched supraorbital Cirri. Chestnut Blenny | Flickr - Photo Sharing! See it right above each eye.

    Now see how your blenny has just a single, straight cirrus above each eye: http://www.rothschilddesign.com/fishdatabase/images/page60.html
     
  6. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Awesome. It's SO good to have you guys available as expert resources... I promise not to bug you too often!

    Thanks again,

    Mike
     
  7. chillyinCanada

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    I'm bummed. Was really hoping you'd caught something special. I noticed my earlier post doesn't create a link to the site about the newly discovered blennies. Sorry about that.

    Actually as far as special goes, you DO have something special there! Your photo is the very best of all of the examples. Further, such incredible color on the saddle markings.
     
  8. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks! They are all special to me...

    :)
     
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