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Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Kharon, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
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    Saw a few of these and have no idea. Looking through Humann & DeLoach I found a couple that are similar but don't really match.
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  2. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
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    coney in bi-color phase.
     
    Killerflyingbugs and uncfnp like this.
  3. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
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    2,403
    113
    p.s. i have no idea what causes them to display this color pattern.
     
  4. Killerflyingbugs

    Killerflyingbugs Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Big Pine Key, Fl
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    I believe it is just genetic variations within that species, I have seen all 3 variations on the same reef before.
     
  5. Doctorfish

    Doctorfish Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Canada
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    1,031
    113
    Not sure it's a genetic issue. I think they change pigmentation and sex with age.
     
  6. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    3,803
    3,191
    113
    Thanks for the ID. No way I would have guessed coney from Humann & DeLoach. The pictures they show are dark orange, dark orange and white (same pattern but way different color), and solid lemon yellow. Nothing even close to black and white even in the description.
     
  7. Doctorfish

    Doctorfish Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Canada
    1,538
    1,031
    113
    The spots and lip markings are the same independent of phase
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