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Unknown blenny and fish

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Sirto, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Sirto

    Sirto Contributor

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  2. Steve_C

    Steve_C Contributor Rest in Peace

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    Does look like a blenny but with that color it could be a sand diver. Type of lizard fish but they will also bury in sand and stick head out. Note dark spot on gill cover.

    The same species of blenny can gave dramatically different colors. We have lots of seaweed blennies and they range from green to bright yellow to dar,.
     
  3. knotical

    knotical perpetual student

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    Because of the eyes and the almost fin-shaped white splotch near the eye, I’m putting my nickel on secretary blenny, Acanthemblemaria maria.
     
  4. Sirto

    Sirto Contributor

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    The color on the top is typical of the secretary blennies I've seen but the color underneath makes me wonder.

    I wonder whether the fish is a juvenile puddingwife. Any thoughts?

    ---------- Post added November 8th, 2013 at 10:37 PM ----------

    Well, I found a picture of a secretary blenny online that has the same coloration. Pictures Summary as well as a picture that confirms my id of the other fish. Google Image Result for http://reefguide.org/pix/puddingwife1.jpg
     
  5. wazungu

    wazungu Registered

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    the blenny is the spinyhead- the most common of the genus; often called secretary, but that is a different species with big head spines.
     

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