North shore of St. Croix March 14.
Although this guy appears to be prominently featured on the cymothoid isopod page in Reef Creature Identification and seems to be carrying one himself, I can't find the name of the fish. Thanks in advance.
That's a Coney, Epinephelus fulvus.
Seems obvious now that you point it out and I read the description. I just wasn't seeing it before.
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