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#1 cloustalot

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:07 AM

Passed on to me for ID - but I can't find it on fishbase. Anyone? Taken in Utila.

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#2 acroporas

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:24 AM

It is hard to be very confident about anything with the poor quality of the image. But my best guess is a goby of some sort. Perhaps Gobiodon sp.
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#3 cloustalot

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:01 AM

All I know is that they guy was snorkeling in a lagoon on Utila and saw this fish. Not sure of the size but I would think the color is somewhat close to accurate.
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#4 acroporas

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:35 AM

Ohh wait, I somehow missed this before - Utila is in the Caribbean - No gobiodons in the Caribbean.

The caribbean actually makes it a lot easier as there are far fewer choices....Check out:

Lophogobius cyprinoides
http://fishbase.org/...ame=cyprinoides
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