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Yellowtail snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus

Description:

This is a smaller fish that has a yellow stripe running from its head to its tail, where it branches out onto both tail fins.

Habitat:

It is found along the Atlantic coast in the south and ranges south through the Caribbean and further to the coast of Brazil. These fish typically inhabit reefs.

Notes:

The yellowtail snapper was not a curious fish, preferring to keep its distance as compared to the sergeant major fish, as seen in the left foreground of the second image.

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Nassau, Bahamas

Lat: 25.07, Long: -77.26

Spotted on Nov 12, 2013
Submitted on Nov 18, 2013

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