We spotted this fellow at about 18 feet in a sandy patch next to the rocky reef at Refugio Beach. I would guess snubnose but the nose is a little long, as is the tail. The dorsal fin seems to begin pretty far back. Suggestions?
It looks to me like a Pygmy Poacher, its hard to see if there is a pit behind the head in the photo. Mike
Hi Carl (and Mike too)
Hope you're doing well. I agree with Mike on this baby - sure looks like a Pygmy Poacher to me too. You can see the little whisker under it's chin.
(Shhh! It's really a blowdart that Pygmys use in hunting rituals - at least that's what Claude says...) :D
Here's a link to another picture of one:
- Janna :)
REEF Marine ID Instructor
Seen any cool critters lately?
Where is refugio beach?
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