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Spotted Drum

Equetus punctatus


Found singly close to reefs in established areas under ledges or in small caves. Front Dorsal Fin becomes smaller with age. They feed nocturnally out in the open on crabs, shrimps, and worms. Length - 24cm Depth - 4-30m Widespread Western Atlantic & Caribbean Drums are named for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make by beating their abdominal muscles against the swim bladder.


Oil Slick Leap and 1000 Steps dive sites, Bonaire.


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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Lat: 12.21, Long: -68.32

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Dec 16, 2017

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