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Please help, what are these?

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

  1. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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  2. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

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    Thanks H2...with competition like you and Walter, I am honored to have gotten one... :)
     
  3. wreckchick

    wreckchick Scubavangelist

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    That's a Queen Angelfish, the Blues don't wear a crown :wink:

    Rachel
     
  4. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
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  5. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
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    Oh, hush....blue does have a faint blue patch above forehead. When I looked at the picture, I mistook it for the crown. Queen's crown is much more pronounced. The profile played a trick on my eyes. :wink:

    Edit: Dang it, H2!!! You beat me to it again!!! :D
     
  6. wreckchick

    wreckchick Scubavangelist

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    oh fine, be that way.

    It is a blue though, I looked at the pic again and the splotch isn't a true crown.

    R
     
  7. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
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    Sorry Rachael...thought you were giving ME a hard time about the crown, since I mentioned it in my post and was clearly wrong in my ID. No harm, no foul, eh? :)
     
  8. maractwin

    maractwin Barracuda

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    Location: Boston, Mass
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    I'm surprised you let that first one go as just a squirrelfish. It's a longspine squirrelfish. There are several different common squirrels in the area, and they aren't that hard to tell apart.

    -Mark
     
  9. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
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    Dang. I did note that it was a longspine, but didn't catch that it wasn't ID'ed as such. Nice catch.
     
  10. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Location: Florida
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    R.E.E.F.'s got a link up showing exotics known from Florida. It's got pics of both the Arabian and yellowbar angels.
    http://www.reef.org/exotic/index.html

    I would email R.E.E.F. with this sighting. Send them the picture and the specific area the photo was taken at, along with the date.

    You can also simply complete this form.
    http://www.reef.org/exotic/exotic.htm

    Exotics suck.
     

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