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Poster Billie Offline
Posted 11/28/07 11:08 PM
dark blue fish (5-7 ins.?) with white dots. Calabash area.

Need help with identification.
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#258013 - 11/29/07 05:41 AM Re: unidentified fish [Re: Billie]
seaexplore Offline
body shape is similar to a puffer? cute fish! Love the colors!
do I have to get shots to go there? 8o)

#258014 - 11/29/07 05:52 AM Re: unidentified fish [Re: seaexplore]
ScubaLdy Offline
I'm guessing it is a juvenile. Do you have any other pictures of it. Can you give a description? Like shape? Fins almost look like Lizard Fish.
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#258016 - 11/29/07 06:12 AM Re: unidentified fish [Re: ScubaLdy]
Leah-Ann Offline
I think it might be a Damselfish - either called a Bluespot or a Jewel, and I think Harriette is right, it looks like a juvenile.
There's another damselfish, called a yellowtail damselfish, which doesn't have a yellow tail when it's a juvenile.

#258027 - 11/29/07 03:54 PM Re: unidentified fish [Re: Leah-Ann]
Billie Offline
This is the only picture (so far) (we are still sorting thru our pictures!) The fins and tail look transparent, never seen anything quiet like this. Appreciate your your help, this is a great web site (thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I found it. hee-hee) We are coming back to that area in March, will be looking for this little guy again, also hope to see some whale sharks. Thanks for your help.

#258030 - 11/29/07 04:05 PM Re: unidentified fish [Re: Billie]
elbert Offline
Wild guess on my part , but the Queen Angel looks totally different when young and this looks like it to me .
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#258058 - 11/29/07 06:25 PM Re: unidentified fish [Re: elbert]
Hon Offline
Here's the juvenile queen angelfish... http://www.daveread.com/FlowerGardens/April2000/small/juvy-queen.jpg and here's an unidentified (according to wikipedia) blue white dot pufferfish... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...fish_3008px.jpg I couldn't find any other reference for it.

Hmmm...seems I can't post the images in a message. If you click on the links the pictures will come up.

Edited by Hon (11/29/07 06:26 PM)
Edit Reason: trying to make images clickable

#258059 - 11/29/07 06:44 PM Re: unidentified fish [Re: Hon]
elbert Offline
Much younger Juvie QA are different but when they are the size of a shilling this seems larger. the photo is just to rough to ID.
it has to go down as a USO (unidentified Swimming Object)
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#258119 - 11/30/07 01:44 AM Re: unidentified fish [Re: elbert]
Leah-Ann Offline
Here is a pic of juvenile yellowtail damselfish. Their tails turn bright yellow when they are mature.


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#258126 - 11/30/07 03:06 AM Re: unidentified fish [Re: elbert]
Nova Offline
...size of a shilling... elbert - can you convert this to Canadian currency? grin
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!


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