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Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Kharon, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    OK - I know the pictures are pretty bad. I took snapshots from video. If they are too bad I'll put the video on Vimeo or Utube but I wanted to try this first.

    At first I thought either tobaccofish or chalk bass but I'm now leaning to some kind of immature parrotfish. It was very small - probably around 2 inches.

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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Maybe a Puddingwife, says my wife, the fish geek.
     
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  4. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Oops?
     
  5. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    the pics are very hard to make out. so give us the videos...

    from the pics i note a couple of things that make me want to say tobacco fish, but i am not sure as it does no look quick rght
    - the distinct irregular while bands on the top
    - swimming just above coral rubble

    Getting a better look at the tail or eye or side of the body or mouth would help. These are all quite distinctive on a tobacco fish.

    It is not a chalk bass due to the white bars.

    I do not think it is a juv puddingwife, again based on the white bar pattern on the back.
     
  6. crabbyfiddler

    crabbyfiddler Regular of the Pub

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    It looks like a juvi pudding wife to me, too. The five white bands and what appear to be specks. Hard to tell.
     
  7. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Here's the vid:
     
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  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It is a Puddingwife, juvenile. Notice the big black spot at the rear middle of the dorsal.
     
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  9. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Agreed - not a tobacco fish.

    Based upon the body movement! Tobacco fish are more like Barracuda in that they do not bend their bodies (much). They stay straight and move about mysteriously.
     
  10. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Confirmed - baby puddingwife. white stripes, black spots on the back, black dot on the tail - page 216 Humann & DeLoach.
     

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