View Full Version : Can anyone id this fish?

02-05-2011, 15:33
Seen on Bonaire.


02-05-2011, 16:01
Looks sort of like a spotted black grouper. What color were the spots... white or blue?

02-05-2011, 22:17
Not a great example photo and the white balance has been skewed.

I would guess this would be a Coney (Cephalopholis fulva).

The dots would usually be blue but the body colors can change from a rusty deep red or brown to almost white with a dark back.

02-06-2011, 06:15
Body was black with white spots.

ScubaToys Larry
02-06-2011, 07:49
That Devil Diver... He's good! Here's a clearer picture of one

02-07-2011, 10:13
Thanks for the ID guys. Looking at the picture of the Coney in Reef Fish Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas I would never have guessed. They show it as bright orange through yellow with dark spots. Nothing like ScubaToys Larry's picture.

Now, how about this one? I'm trying to ID the group of 3 fish 22 seconds into the video.


Thanks again for the ID of the Coney and for any help you can provide on this one.

02-07-2011, 10:53
horse eye jacks

02-08-2011, 08:09
Thanks! That's kinda what I guessed - the shape seemed a bit wrong. Once again misled by the picture in the book.