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Sea Basses and Basslets

Barred Hamlet

Hypoplectrus puella

       
(1-2,7: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: Gold Chain, Roatan / 4: Iron Coast, Roatan / 5: First Bight, Roatan / 6: Valley of the Kings, Roatan / 8: Prince Albert, Roatan)


Black Hamlet

Hypoplectrus nigricans

   
(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 2: Calvin's Crack, Roatan / 3: First Bight, Roatan / 4: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)


Blackcap Basslet

Gramma melacara

     
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: Tulio's Reef, Roatan / 3-6: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Butter Hamlet

Hypoplectrus unicolor

  
(1-2: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 3: Osman's Reef, Roatan)


Fairy Basslet

Gramma loreto

       
(1-2: Minagerheas, Roatan / 3: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 4,7: First Bight, Roatan / 5: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 6: Mary's Place, Roatan / 8: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan)


Harlequin Bass

Serranus tigrinus

       
(1-2: Harold's Hotel, Roatan / 3: Gold Chain, Roatan / 4: Mary's Place, Roatan / 5: John's Place, Roatan / 6: Chimneys, Roatan / 7-8: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Indigo Hamlet

Hypoplectrus indigo

       
(1: Minagerheas, Roatan / 2,4-5: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan / 6: Forty Foot Point, Roatan / 7: Valley of the Kings, Roatan / 8: First Bight, Roatan)


Shy Hamlet

Hypoplectrus guttavarius

 
(1-2: Valley of the Kings, Roatan)


Tan Hamlet

Hypoplectrus randallorum

(1: Pirate's Point, Roatan)

The tan hamlet is the fish to the left; the one on the right is a threespot damselfish.


Tobaccofish

Serranus tabacarius

  
(1-2: Tulio's Reef, Roatan / 3: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)


Juvenile Hamlets

Hamlet juveniles look the same for several of the species above.  They can be distinguished from the adults by the black and white spots at the base of the tail:
  
(1-3: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)