Parrot fish

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This fish was seen on the plantlife covered deck of a sunken ship at 70 ft off southern coast of NC.  It kept swimming around and it took several tries (and two dives) to get these pictures.  I have not seen this one before.  Likely candidates are IP emerald, IP buck tooth, or IP green blotch.  About 4 inches long.  Note that there does appear to be a dark spot at base of pectoral fin.  One photo seems to show a dark edge to anal fin.  I lean toward a bucktooth.  What do you all think?

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Steve, I can't really tell from the images, not enough detail. Having said that the 3rd image certainly has the coloration of an Emerald http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/caribbean/en/pages/random/11247

 

Thanks for the link.  At max

Thanks for the link.  At max resolution I could match up some of the more subtle parts of the coloration of that photo with my fish photos.  Certainly looks like an Emerald.

 

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