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Posted by Jim Lyle on September 07, 2011 at 15:40:33:

In Reply to: Cozumel - August trip report and many, many pictures. posted by Jim Lyle on August 24, 2011 at 20:11:45:

A fish ID student from Cozumel has pointed out a few errors in my trip report:

"One of my Fish ID students told me to look at this album -- she's using it as a study aid. Regarding that, your ID's are usually spot on, but there are a couple of boo-boos that are confusing her.

A group shot of grunts you ID as Caesar are actually Bluestriped. They have yellow tail margins, yellow ventral & anal fins and blue stripes. Caesar has clear or silver or, commonly in Cozumel, dark gray, tail margin & lower fins plus yellow stripes.

We don't have linesnout gobies in Cozumel. You photographed what we believe is an endemic species to Coz called the Barsnout Goby. Mark on nose is thicker & shorter than the linesnout -- a bar vs. a thin line.

Grunts are in the grunt family and are not snappers. (Caption on photo of grunt eating brittle star.)

The large hogfish isn't a Spanish. It's species name in English is simply "Hogfish" (wrasse family).

I hope that fixes things.


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