Found on Corndona reef in Cozumel in March. depth approx 30 ft. I believe this is a grouper of some sort but could not id it in Reef Fish Humann and Deloach book
Ariana Finkelstein, DVM
I say it's a Yellowfin Grouper. Your picture looks to me just like the one on Humann/Deloach book (enlarged 3rd edition) p.168 Yellowfin Grouper Variation.
Thank you so much- I will look again...
I don't think this is a yellow fin grouper. It doesn't have the required yellow pectoral fin. However it does have black margins on all the fins so I would say it is a black grouper.
This is a yellowfin grouper. If you have the Reefnet DVD, take a look at pix #2 and #3.
Is it normal to think about diving...all the time?
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