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Old 04-29-2014, 10:46 PM   #1
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I caught this a little while ago, but I never mentioned it to anyone because I figured someone else had seen this fish before, and also I figured I'd just catch one again. Well, since that first one I caught I haven't seen another, nor does anyone know the name of this fish. Caught in a castnet and released. Location was Ocean Springs Front Beach Mississippi near a rock jetty.


http://instagram.com/p/MhCRenQeMr/ <- link to see a photo


Please help me identify this fish!
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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Looks like a wrasse

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Well, this fish had very very small scales, almost like it didn't have any. It felt like an eel, or catfish. Very slimy and not rough at all. Sort of like the underside of a flounder. Do wrasse normally feel that way?
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Blenny.
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I don't think it's a blenny, look at the shape of it's head.
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I'm going with the wrasse
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It may be, but hopefully I can find out what species of Wrasse it is.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:58 AM   #8
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100% a blenny. Give me 15 minutes and I'll find out what exact species
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I think this is a type of blenny, just not the kind we are used to seeing. I think this is a malacoctenus species. Notice the two small thin fins in front of the downward pointing pectoral fins. The downward pointing pecs and those other fins are indicative of a fish that rests on bottom and props itself up, unlike a wrasse.

i found several images of these species. At least three types are in Florida. none looked identical in coloration, but body shape and fins all fit. Try doing an image search for Malacoctenus aurolineatus, Malacoctenus triangulatus, and Malacoctenus macropus. you will see when you search that the colors vary widely within the same species.

That is my guess anyway.
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Striped Blenny - Chasmodes bosquianus


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