Something fishy going on...


Over the years I've taken images of fish, and things NOT fish, that I thought were one species and turned out to be another or I have no clue. To this day I am not 100% sure of the following...have at it!


Great pictures

Super macro shot of the shrimp and shrimp-lings.  You think those are the same species or is the big shrimp getting ready to eat the shrimp-lings?

Pic 6 looks like pics I've seen called "flagfin blenny".  Pic 7 looks like a triplefin.  I have unknowns that look something like pics 6 and 7 so I'm hoping teh experts will weigh in on these.

Donner Party- your table is ready

Joe, I didn't see the big shrimp munching on the shrimp-lings but I can't say for sure.

As for 7 I thought Triplefin as well then recently I saw a similar image identified as a juvi parrotfish so I'm waiting for the experts to say something like "well, it has 16 fin rays instead of 10 starting just behind the pelvic so it must be a ..." :)

E. boelhkei

Photo no. 6 is a Triplefin. Looks like you've found the actual Enneanectes boehlkei. The species was recently split into 4 or 5 distinct species, but I think yours is the original Enneanectes boehlkei. The red on each side of the tail bar is, I think, diagnostic.

You can find Ben Victors article here:


The caudal penduncle has it!

"Enneanectes boehlkei Rosenblatt 1960 has a single prominent dark bar on the caudal peduncle and a dark-banded caudal fin and ranges from the Bahamas to the Virgin Islands and partially down the Lesser Antilles chain, as well as across the northern Caribbean, including Florida, and along Central America from Yucatan down to Panama."

Louis, by Jove, I think that nails it! Thank you for the hyperlink to Ben Victor's article. 

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