Despite using the interactive DVD, it seems the more I dive in the Florida Keys, the more questions I have. In this picture, there seems to be a long dorsal spine. I looked through all the squirrelfish on the DVD, and I am leaning to longspine squirrelfish. But, none of those species photos look like mine. Am I right? How can I be sure? If I am wrong, please point out the definitive identifying characteristics.
Sunday, February 6, 2011, Molasses Reef, buoy M1, bottom temperature 73 degrees Fahrenheit, depth 23 feet, Key Largo, Florida.