Aruba Mystery fish


Hi everyone. I'm a new member here. I was diving in Aruba in May and took this photo of a mystery fish. I can't find it in the "Reef Fish Identification" book I have. Best I can see is it is some kind of grouper??? Dark olive brown with yellow fins, yellow shading and abundant light spots. Thanks for helping with an ID.

Aruba Mystery Fish

My best guess is a Coney (type of Grouper) but the picture doesn't show the defining characteristic of two black dots on the lower lip or two black dots behind the dorsal fin on the base of the tail.  If you have any other pictures that show that, feel free to repost them and we can make sure!


The photo does show the black lip spots.

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