Norman Island, Privateer Bay, BVI
This was a small (4") squirrelfish which never showed it's dorsal fin
the white fish near the center
Dive site Tent Wall, max depth 20.7 m/ 68 ft.
The longspine squirrelfish is silvery red, with orange-gold body stripes. One of about 150 species of squirrelfish, their most distinguishing characteristics are their large eyes and the long third spine of the anal fin. It is often included in public aquarium displays. The length of the longspine squirrelfish is about 18 cm (7.8 inches). It lives in coral reefs in tropical and warm temperate seas and eats zoobenthos. It is territorial and uses sounds called “grunts” and...