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#1 FishyJackson

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:39 AM

Had some cool tropical encounters yesterday at the dock yesterday.  I'm thinking the fish below are Bigeye Scad, you guys agree?

 

 I also saw a bunch of small Cobias, a Seahorse and possibly a Cornetfish.  I'm going to post a video later to see if maybe someone can ID the possible Cornetfish.  I thought it was a large Pipefish at first but it definately wasn't 

 

 

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#2 zooxanthellae

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:29 AM

Bigeye scad is definitely a possibility, and would be my first inclination. I can't make out any detail from your photos however. Specifically, does the maxilla (Upper jaw bone) extend at least to the anterior margin of the eye? It doesn't look like it does in the pics, which is really confusing me. 

Small scad are generally really difficult to ID from photographs, do you have any that are in focus? 



#3 FishyJackson

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Zoo, I should be able to post a better pic tonight 



#4 FishyJackson

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:10 PM

I dont have a better pic unfortunately, this could be the best.  I'm pretty confident it's not a Round Scad, so has to be either Bigeye or Rough Scad

 

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#5 FishyJackson

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:18 PM

Here's a video with the Cornetfish in it, vid didn't come out great, need to figure out how to make clearer vids.  I'm certain it's not a Pipefish so can't think of what else it could be.  It didn't behave like a Pipefish, it was all out in the open.  In the last few seconds of the vid there's what appears to be blade of the eel grass swimming around.  I couldnt figure out what was going on there, but now think maybe a waterbug was latched onto it.

 

 






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