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The galleries FISH ID TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC & FISH ID INDO-PACIFIC are geared towards providing images that can be used for identification purposes. The photos are straight forward, normally a full side view of the species taken during daylight hours unless otherwise specified. Certain species like flounders and batfish will also have images taken from above. Whenever possible multiple images of the same species are shown to highlight differences between individuals, gender and life stage. Occasionally images show typical behavior for the species or closeup of identifying trait.

I do my best to properly identify each specimen with the help of Dr. Ross Robertson of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Dr. Benjamin Victor of the Journal of Ocean Science Foundation and with the members of the Reef Environmental and Educational Foundation. Final responsibility for proper identification is mine.

All images are sorted by scientific name then common name and location of where the image was taken, photographer and image number (ie. Aluterus monoceros, Unicorn filefish, Florida Keys, CJE_21601)

All images have been taken in RAW mode and can be adjusted for white balance, exposure, color levels, orientation, cropping and some retouching if requested.

Please contact me for licensing, pricing and usage.

All images belong to Carlos & Allison Estapé and cannot be used without expressed written consent.