Intermediate Stage Between Juvenile and Initial Phase - This stage is the most common one observed in Pensacola. Photo credit:© Les Wilk.
Between Initial and Terminal Phases- Although this stage has not been reported on Pensacola sites, it would be the stage to follow for all the intermediates sighted. Photo credit: ©Les Wilk.
The Slippery Dick intermediates observed have been seen swimming right above the reef. Often this species has been noticed in schools. Photograph(s) used by permission of ReefNet Software from their excellent Fishes of the Caribbean and Adjacent Waters fish ID CD-ROM.