I took this photo a couple of weeks ago on the Neptune Memorial reef just off Miami. It is some kind of trigger fish or file fish. ID help needed.
Looks like a gray triggerfish
Yes, I thought it was a grey triggerfish from the description in my fish ID book but it looks nothing like the picture (pg395 in Reef Fish Identification). I put it on my survey as 'Grey Triggerfosh' but was concerned as it is indicated as 'rare' i.e. shaded dark. I wonder just how rare it really is?
Gray Triggerfish are common in south florida, you got the identification right!!!
Thanks for the confirmation, I figured if I had managed to see it then it couldn't be too rare.
REEF Headquarters | P.O. Box 370246 | 98300 Overseas Hwy | Key Largo, FL 33037 | USA Phone: 305-852-0030 | Fax: 305-852-0301 | email: REEFHQ@REEF.org