What is this small fish in Roatan?


What is this fish?  I shot this on a night dive in Roatan.  This fish is about 1 1/2 inches long.  What is it??

Perhaps a Graysby

I can't see the ID keys to make a confident call, but it strikes me as a juv graysby.

Maybe a Yellowmouth

The white stripe down the forehead and across the lips make me think juvenile Yellowmouth. I also see a hint of the black coloring on the top of the eyes that would be typical of a juvenile Yellowmouth. The variation may be due to night/sleeping coloration.


Juvenile Black Grouper. Mycteroperca bonaci

The baby black grouper has the very geometric brown blotches like that- and they are the most common Mycteroperca grouper in that area.

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