Lizardfishes

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Using "Reef Fish" I could not distinguish this fish from other lizardfishes. I am leaning toward the sand diver. Can you tell me what fish this is, and what the critical distinguishing characteristics are?

August 24, 2010, Molasses Reef, Key Largo, Florida, 22-feet deep, 89-degree bottom temperature.

Thank You,
Marty

Sand Diver

Martin, from the pattern on the fish and the location of the sighting this is most probably a Sand Diver (Syndus intermedius).

Thank You

My deductions are often incorrect. It is nice to get one right.

Thank You,
Marty

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