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#1 trygon



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

I captured this little guy, about 2.5 cm or a little less, in about 30' of water at Panama City Beach, Florida.  I think it might be a  juvi goldspot goby, Gnatholepis thompsoni, before the pectoral spot forms.  The rest of the coloration fits.  Any thoughts?





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#2 Glasseye Snapper

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

Hi Bryce,


Yes it is a goldspot goby. I can't confirm if the goldspot is lacking because it is a young individual, because I think even in adults the goldspot can be obvious or very faint/absent. If you dive more often in that area it would be interesting to see if the spot is systematically absent in small individuals and not in the larger ones.



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