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unidentified fish #257977
11/28/07 05:08 PM
11/28/07 05:08 PM
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Billie Offline OP
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unidentified fish

dark blue fish (5-7 ins.?) with white dots. Calabash area.

Need help with identification.
Last edited by Billie; 11/28/07 05:09 PM.
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Re: unidentified fish [Re: Billie] #258013
11/28/07 11:41 PM
11/28/07 11:41 PM
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body shape is similar to a puffer? cute fish! Love the colors!


do I have to get shots to go there? 8o)
Re: unidentified fish [Re: seaexplore] #258014
11/28/07 11:52 PM
11/28/07 11:52 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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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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Re: unidentified fish [Re: ScubaLdy] #258016
11/29/07 12:12 AM
11/29/07 12:12 AM
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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.

Re: unidentified fish [Re: Leah-Ann] #258027
11/29/07 09:54 AM
11/29/07 09:54 AM
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Billie Offline OP
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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.
Billie

Re: unidentified fish [Re: Billie] #258030
11/29/07 10:05 AM
11/29/07 10:05 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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Wild guess on my part , but the Queen Angel looks totally different when young and this looks like it to me .

Re: unidentified fish [Re: elbert] #258058
11/29/07 12:25 PM
11/29/07 12:25 PM
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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/wikiped...Blue_and_White_Dot_Pufferfish_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.

Last edited by Hon; 11/29/07 12:26 PM. Reason: trying to make images clickable
Re: unidentified fish [Re: Hon] #258059
11/29/07 12:44 PM
11/29/07 12:44 PM
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San Pedro Belize
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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)

Re: unidentified fish [Re: elbert] #258119
11/29/07 07:44 PM
11/29/07 07:44 PM
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Here is a pic of juvenile yellowtail damselfish. Their tails turn bright yellow when they are mature.

http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yellowtailhy4.jpg




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Re: unidentified fish [Re: elbert] #258126
11/29/07 09:06 PM
11/29/07 09:06 PM
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...size of a shilling... elbert - can you convert this to Canadian currency? grin


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