ID help on fish in Dominica

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Found this fish in Dominica, 35 feet, night dive, on sandy bottom. Unafraid upon close approach.

Hmm...

Looks like a member of Serranidae... Hope someone else can chime in on which specie.

Louis

Dwarf Sand Perch

Check your references for the dwarf sand perch and see if that's a match.

Let me see if I can find a

Let me see if I can find a photo to confirm.

Could be, but inconclusive by this photo http://fishbase.cn/summary/Diplectrum-bivittatum.html

Closer http://www.google.com/search?q=dwarf+sand+perch&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=IFIvUenuN4_68QSF44CABg&ved=0CDUQsAQ&biw=1365&bih=357#imgrc=4I4k0LHWqrTePM%3A%3BxVzOut-ELIT55M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.nanfa.org%252Fakiweb%252F1635.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.nanfa.org%252Fakiweb%252FALLSPECIES.html%3B400%3B195

 

 

Good photo and ID

I checked your photo against the Kells & Carpenter book, and DiverDave's identification as a Dwarf Sand Perch is right on.  Very nice photo and a good ID in my opinion.

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