Greater Soapfish
Rypticus saponaceus

f11 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome film, Nikon F2 w 105 micro, Oceanic housing, Oceanic flash


"Greater Soapfish," Reef Fish Identification, Paul Humann & Ned Deloach. Dark to medium brown; pale stripe often runs from lips across snout and nape, fading to dorsal fin. Solitary and inactive; often rests on bottom or leans against ledges or coral heads. Feeds at night on small fishes. Occasional Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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