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Butter hamlet
Hypoplectrus unicolor
(Walbaum, 1792)

Body laterally flattened, grayish white to yellow in color, with a large black saddle blotch on the base of the tail (H. unicolor). Iridescent blue dorsal-ventral lines on the head, sometimes extending to the leading edge of the ventral fins. One distinct blue line encircles the eye. Two black pigments spots are sometimes found on the snout region. Ventral fins yellowish, pectoral fins clear.
Size up to 12.5 cm.

Swim near the bottom over reefs. Most common between 3 and 15 m. Mainly carnivorous.

Occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Butter hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor)