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Fish ID... where the Biologist at?

Found this in my slurry cooler, came out of snapper or grouper. 110ft depth out of St Pete.  Curious if anyone has a clue?

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  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 3,446 Moderator
    While we wait for Will to chime in, to me, it looks like a juvy something or other.
  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 531 Officer
    Looks like juvi lane snapper.

    I should have snapped a picture but caught a lizard fish with a sand perch body. Not sure if its been seen before
  • SeaSearcherSeaSearcher west FlPosts: 181 Deckhand
    Yeah, hard to tell in the state it's in and being a possible juvi. The size of the mouth is what made me curious.  

    I caught a crappie/bluegill mix before, had crappie head, bluegill body.  Crazy things happen sometimes. 
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 1,137 Officer
    Looks like a Twospot Cardinalfish, Apogon pseudomaculatus.  Small reef fish that gather in schools of a couple dozen fish.  Spend their days way up under ledges and come out at night to feed on planktonic invertebrates up in the water column.  Chances are it came out of a snapper stomach from feeding during the full moon night.

    Mako, what you are describing was probably a Trachinocephalus myops.
  • SeaSearcherSeaSearcher west FlPosts: 181 Deckhand
    Looks like a Twospot Cardinalfish, Apogon pseudomaculatus.  Small reef fish that gather in schools of a couple dozen fish.  Spend their days way up under ledges and come out at night to feed on planktonic invertebrates up in the water column.  Chances are it came out of a snapper stomach from feeding during the full moon night.

    Mako, what you are describing was probably a Trachinocephalus myops.
    ****, you nailed it!!  The 2 spots can barely been seen, great work! Much appreciated. 
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