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Shy Hamlet
   
ShyHamlet FV ShyHamlet
Fisville Facts
Grows 4 Hours
Sells For 89
Buy XP 15
Sell XP 60
Environment
  Reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 30 m
Climate / Range

Tropical
Distribution
  Western Central Atlantic: Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Florida (USA), Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles and Honduras.
Description
 

Head yellow, body black to brown (extent of the yellow and black portions can vary). The yellow and black portions are divided by a diagonal line that extends from the nape posteriorly and ventrally to the anal fin. Face and all fins yellow. Pectoral fins pigmented. Head with iridescent blue lines (as in butter hamlet but the lines are fewer in number and more pronounced). Two black spots bordered by iridescent blue may be found on the snout in the region of the nares.

The Shy Hamlet or Hypoplectrus guttavarius is a saltwater fish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean around reefs in waters of up to 30 meters deep. This colorful fish has a yellow head that has iridescent blue lines in it. Its body is normally brown or black with its fins yellow to match its head.

Biology
  A solitary species inhabiting rocky or coral reefs, often near staghorn coral. Travels in pairs and remains close to the bottom.
 
 
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