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Juv sighted at Blue Heron Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida at 10 feet depth. Possibly Yellowfin Mojarra... Any other ideas?
Wow, beautiful photo. Your fish looks like a juvenile porgy to me. If I had to guess the specie I'd say Grass Porgy, Calamus actifrons. Check out the Grass Porgy photos at these links:
Yours looks a bit more mottled than those, but perhaps it's displaying resting or feeding colors.
Louis is right, that is a Grassy Porgy.
It was great to see this Grass Porgy featured here. At the beginning of April, my sweetie Jim & I did a shore dive at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and just after we submerged, I noticed a small Grass Porgy who was staying close to Jim. The fish circled him, staying just under Jim's chin or in the back, around his tank. Throughout the dive, I periodically did a "Porgy check," and was delighted to see that our new friend stayed with us the entire 70 minutes we were under. I wonder what it thought when we stood up in the sand and walked out of the surf... I hated to leave him!
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