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Out snorkeling near Isla Mujeres, Mexico -- is this a cowfish?


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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Out snorkeling near Isla Mujeres, Mexico -- is this a cowfish?

    What kind of cowfish? I tried to find him on Google... but no luck with this exact pattern.

    I saw two; this is the biggest one. When I get home, I'll try to post some videos of my snorkeling trips, including a really crappy video of this particular fish trying to out-swim me.
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    Just knowing you were swimming with the fish is pretty darn cool
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    Looks like a cowfish to me, but did you see the "horns" on front? Hard to see in your pic...

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    Yup.. .he definitely had horns!

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    How big was he? That's pretty cool...

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    Looks like a honeycomb cowfish to me!

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    He seemed to be pretty big. I would say maybe 10 -12 inches in total length... but hard to tell with the water magnifying everything. I did some more snorkeling today at Punta Nizuc. We just got back. I don't think I'll quit my day job and become a photographer... LOL I will start a thread and post some pics there. I saw some pretty sweet fish today...but my pictures do them no justice at all.

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