Tiny fish

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Even with the interactive DVD, I am useless with tiny "unremarkable" fish.  This fish is about an inch long.  Sunday, February 6, 2011, Molasses Reef, M1, Key Largo, Florida, 23-feet deep, water temperature about 73 degrees Fahrenheit.  Can you tell me what it is?

Thank You,


Possibly a Rockcut Goby

At first I was going to say a Spotted Goby, which is very common in the northern Gulf of Mexico; however, it looks like this has dashes on its side like the Rockcut Goby.  It also has a dark spot under the eye.  If so, you've got a rare find.

Possible Bridled Goby

The picture is not the most detailed, however, since it was on the sand around Molasses Reef, I would say with 90% certainty that the fish you saw was a bridled goby.

Thank You

I will compare my photo with what I can find of the bridled goby and the rockcut goby.  This is fun for me.  Thank you both for your help.


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