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Please help, what are these?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Zacmc212, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Zacmc212

    Zacmc212 Guest

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    I have a project due tomarrow and was wondering if you guys could help me id a few of these pictures. Also if anyone knows much about iding coral let meknow and i can post those up here also. Thanks alot.
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  2. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    I'll let all the other Caribbean folks chime in with the picture I.D.'s, as all appear relatively easy. What fascinates me is that fish you have in the third picture. It's not Caribbean. Did you take all of these pictures locally?
     
  3. HowardE

    HowardE Diver

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    So you are asking for the answers to your homework?
     
  4. Zacmc212

    Zacmc212 Guest

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    No, its for a project we had to take picture then do alittle write up on 5 fish/animals and 5 plants/corals. So yea i guess it is homework, but identifing the fish is not the assignment, it is to research each one. Which i cannot do unless i know what kind they are.
     
  5. Zacmc212

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    I didnt take any of these pics, my dive master did, but yes they were all taken off the coast of FL. Maybe that one got thrown into the file somehow.
     
  6. HowardE

    HowardE Diver

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    1) Squirrelfish
    2) Spotted Drum
    3) Queen Angelfish (it looks like)
    4) Another Angelfish
    5) Whitespotted Filefish
    6) - They look like grunts, but it's hard to see from the photo
     
  7. Zacmc212

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    Thanks alot.
     
  8. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Not a Queen, but I don't know which Angelfish it is.
    That would be a Blue Angelfish.
    Those are Cottonwicks, which are a type of grunt.
     
  9. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    the third one is probably an Arabian Angelfish (not native to Florida). it's not
    a Queen. the fourth one is a Blue Angel (the tail on the Queen Angel is
    full yellow; this one just has a yellow border = Blue Angel)

    the fith one looks like a school of cottonwicks
     
  10. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

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    3) Yellowbar Angelfish (I think) - Exotic to Carribbean
    4) Queen Angelfish

    I seem to recall there is another species (also exotic) which is almost indistinguishible from the Yellowbar Angel, but I can't remember what it is or how to tell the difference.

    Queen Angelfish has no blotches on body, and has a crown on her forehead.

    Edit: Wow...you guys are quick....and I believe Arabian was the other one similar to the Yellowbar. Can't remeber for the life of me how to tell the difference, though...and I stand corrected, that is a blue angel. :)
     

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