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#1 tubino

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:37 AM

I was just getting in the water at sunset when I spotted this one sort of "walking" on the sand.  Pictures were taken before I had time to adjust strobes and camera settings, unfortunately.  Lots of green and blue in the fins. It was certainly dusk/dark at this point, so there could be night coloration changes going on here, but that lip!

I'm pretty sure this one pushed a female sailfin blenny out of a hole to hide...

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:54 AM

Maybe it's a cross-dressing female sailfin blenny wearing a mustache disguise...


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:33 AM

Les Wilk looked at the photos and thinks it is a female sailfin blenny with a weird lip.

So much for my hope for discovery of the mustache blenny.   :rolleyes:


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