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I don't think it's an Island Kelpfish





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Posted by Ken Kurtis on September 06, 2007 at 19:13:36:

In Reply to: correction - ronquil is an island kelpfish posted by scottfiji on September 06, 2007 at 11:53:40:

All Island Kelpfish has a very distinctive pale bloch on it's cheek. This guy doesn't have such a bloch.

I'm guessing (and its purely a guess) Deepwater Blenny (Cryptotrema corallinum). Very similar-looking fish. Both found on p. 103 of "Coastal Fish" by Humann.

Ken Kurtis
NASUI Instr. #5936
Owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA



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