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Spotted Drum juvenile

Equetus punctatus


Head white with two dark brown bars, one through eye, the other more posterior and more diagonal, extending across chest to pelvic fins; body white with a broad dark brown band beginning on front of first dorsal fin, curving across nape, above pectoral fin, and running to mid-base of caudal fin; two narrower dark stripes above and below this band. Mouth small, inferior, nearly horizontal. Spinous dorsal fin very elevated, higher than head length.


Occurs primarily on coral reefs. Secretive and usually solitary, under ledges or near small caves. Often seen during the day around the bases of corals. Feeds at night on crabs, shrimps, and polychaetes. This one was spotted in the dive site Oil Slick Leap.


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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 13, 2017
Submitted on Jan 28, 2018

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