Three more St. Vincent dive photos. Are they all the same fish? What fish is it? Any particularly distinguishing characteristics?
St. Vincent, April 5, 2011, 51-feet deep, +/- 80-degree bottom temperarture.
The first and third photo feature Tobaccofish. Notice their round, cyllindrical (cigar shaped) and orangish (tabaccoish) color. I think the dark fin borders on the tail are also characteristic of this specie.
The fish in photo two is a Yellowhead Wrasse. The two short squiggly lines coming from behind the eye are usually a good way to distinguish the Yellowhead from other wrasse.
Tabaccofish are in the seabass family, you can see that they are a more robust fish with a large "grouper" mouth. The Yellowhead Wrasse is a typical wrasse, thin and deep with a relatively small mouth.
I'm sending an email soon, been pretty busy packing up.
Wow! You are impressive.
I look forward to your email, but, no hurry, do not make it a chore.
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