Serranus tabacarius

f11 @ 1/60s, Exktachrome 64 slide film, ASA 64, Nikon F3 in Oceanic housing, 105mm micro, Oceanic flash, Ikelite slave flash

Reef Fish Identification, Paul Humann and Ned Deloach. Tobaccofish. Alternating series of dark and white to yellow or salmon blotches along back. Belly white. Common to occasional South Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean; also Bermuda and south to Brazil. Inhabits adjacent areas of sand and coral rubble. Tends to stay near the bottom.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands