The HYPOPLECTRUS species of the Hamlet/Seabass-Serranidae Family, are beautiful reef decoration fishes, some ichthyologists (fish specialists) considere all of them to be variations of only one specie, Butter Hamlet; but to my eyes and taste, they are all gorgeous!! Before Hurricane Wilma came by, seven sub-species used to be found together in only one reef area, Chankanaab boulders; not anymore though, for the last two years have not seen the seven species again there, some of them not even in other reefs.
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BUTTER HAMLET (Hypoplectrus unicolos)
This subspecie is found nearly in every reef of the Island now days as always, the lower dorsal fin when display is bright yellow, and goes well with the butterish color of the rest of it's body, notice the black saddle like spot on base of tail, the blue markins around the eyes and the black spot on it's nose. Great to caption on a close up, try it.
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