Florida Keys and Everglades (Help with IDs please)

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Florida Keys and Everglades (Help with IDs please)

My wife and I just got back from a week split evenly between the Keys and the Everglades.  As is typical for down there, we caught all kinds of fish.  We got a total of 38 species including 10 lifers for myself and 22 lifers for my wife! (uconn fishmate)

I would appreciate coroborration on the following fish from anyone who's seen more of these than I have.  My thought is that they are probably correct as labelled (at least that is what they most look like to me).

Frillfin Goby.  We got a few of these microfishing at Table Key Relief. I suppose they could be Notchtongues, but Frillfins seem to be much more common.

 

Next below: Redtail Parrotfish?  Boy! I couldn't find any photos or references that look much like this animal.  My guess is based on the correct dorsal and anal fin spine/ray counts and the black spot at the base of the pectoral fin.

 

Next we have the Spottfin Mojarra.  Seems the body is too deep for the Slender Mojarra and too slender for the Silver Jenny. What do you think?

 

Spotted Tilapia?  There were loads of juveniles (I assume) of these in the small ditches around the Tamiamia Canal. Got them microfishing.

That's it.  Any comments are appreciated.

Dr Flathead
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Not sure about them salties

Not sure about them salties but the Tilapia are juvenile Spotted for sure.

uconn fishhead
Thanks Doc!

Thanks Doc!