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Identify this Fish?

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Identify this Fish?

I didn't want to continue on off2gcm's question with my question regarding the identity of this fish. I believe I have finally determined how to link these photos to this forum. I originally thought it might be a trunkfish (I know nothing about fish in the Caribbean), but wonder now if it could be a cowfish? It looks like there are possibly little 'horns' in the enlarged picture. I took this in March in shallow water (just before reaching the large plot of sea grass near shore as I snorkeled back toward shore) off the smaller, west beach at the Retreat at Rum Point. I just think it is a cool looking fish whatever it is. And very well camouflaged!


Mount Tabor, New...
Destination Expert
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1. Re: Identify this Fish?

It is a Cowfish.

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2. Re: Identify this Fish?

Cool. Thank you.

Syracuse, New York
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3. Re: Identify this Fish?

I think it's a juvenile cowfish. From most of the adult cowfish I have seen, they have more well-defined markings.

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4. Re: Identify this Fish?

Scrawled Cowfish as compared to the honeycomb cowfish which can also be found in the carribean. The scrawled cowfish can change its color to an extent and lighten, darken, etc.

5. Re: Identify this Fish?

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