ID help fish from Bonaire


WE found these two diving at twilight in 12 ft of water on a sandy bottom. They were spooked by our approach, swam here and wiggled under the sand. They were about 2" long. Any ideas?


Those look like transitioning larval fish. I've never seen larval lizardfish but I wonder if that's what you found. The adults like to hang in pairs so that fits and so does the burying behavior. Cool find hopefully someone knows more!


Thanks, Louis. I think you

Thanks, Louis. I think you are spot on. Based on your ID, I googled post larval lizardfish and came up with this image: by Ellen Muller. Looks like a match to me!

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