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#1 phxazcraig

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:37 AM

Sorry, don't have any other angles, which makes this tougher.   I have larger versions available (these are the thumbnails) at the links below the images.

 

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#2 echo2600

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:59 AM

The top one looks to be a tobaccofish - Serranus tabacarius

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 10:09 AM

The top one looks to be a tobaccofish - Serranus tabacarius

Yes!  I think you are correct and I just have an odd angle to ID.

 

The second one seems some sort of snapper, maybe a Mutton Snapper.



#4 echo2600

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:32 AM

Perhaps... though I dont see the vertical bars that muttons have.... how big was the snapper?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:10 AM

Perhaps... though I dont see the vertical bars that muttons have.... how big was the snapper?

I don't know.  I was just going through a batch of images that all were 'eye-centric' and came across that one.  I do not remember seeing another fish like it on any of my Roatan trips.  It was taken with a 105mm lens, which may give some idea of the size.  I don't think the image is cropped.



#6 echo2600

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:32 AM

Looking at the shape of the operculum (gill cover), I believe you are correct in thinking that its a mutton snapper. The way it has a small spike shape right on the caudal corner seems, to me, to be indicative of a Lutjanus analis.

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