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#1 bobf

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:07 PM

Captured in pixels in Bonaire (Caribbean) waters.

Possibly a blackhead blenny?

Also suggested possibly a Dwarf Blenny?

size recalled @ 1"
depth @ 40'

Any help appreciated

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:44 PM

There are a number of pretty common species like this that really don't come up in Paul Humann's books. I'm sure someone here can help.
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#3 Rocha

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:07 PM

Very difficult, looks like genus Emblemariopsis to me, which is closely related to the genus Emblemaria, the sailfin blennies, both in the family Chaenopsidae. The genus Emblemariopsis is a taxonomic mess, with several new undescribed species in the Caribbean (especially in the south, the less sampled region). So, I wouldn't guess the species without examining the specimen.

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