Whitespotted Soapfish

Rypticus maculatus

Max Size
8 inches
Range
North Carolina to Florida and Brazil
Habitat
Coastal and Offshore waters around structure.

These guys can be seen on a lot of the wrecks and ledges tucked away in a hole or crevice. They are called soapfish because they release a toxic slime called grammistin when harrassed.

Learn more about the Whitespotted Soapfish on Fishbase.org

 

Whitespotted Soapfish at the Fossil Ledge
Needs glasses

 

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