Dusky or plain squirrelfish?

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A squirrelfish I saw in Martinique in very shallow water last year.  I'm relatively inexperienced with squirrelfish, since they rarely show themselves to snorkelers in the Florida keys where it's lush and where I learned fish for years before I started diving.  This one is, to me, a bit ambiguous - are the dorsal spines really plain yellow?  Are those dark dusky stripes along the body, or just a dark version of the reddish stripes on a plain squirrelfish?  What about the white patches near the rear - usually I see those only on plain and longspine squirrelfish, can other species have them?

ID

Appears to be a Longspine squirrelfish, take a look at the white pennants on the tip of the dorsal spines. Had it not had the white tips then it would have been a Squirrelfish. 

Carlos

Huh, I'm used to really

Huh, I'm used to really obvious white triangles at the top of all the dorsal spines.  The white tips on this one are much subtler.  Thanks!

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