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anyone know wad is this fish?
« on: 24 May 11, 22:23 »
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  • the one beside the bluefin trevally

    « Last Edit: 24 May 11, 22:28 by hello »
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    Re: anyone know wad is this fish?
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  • Cannot see properly  :-X

    Hmm I dunno whether issit a trumpet fish or cornet fish...
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    Re: anyone know wad is this fish?
    « Reply #2 on: 25 May 11, 00:06 »
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  • I believe its an Emperor (family: Lethrinidae) and this individual should be from the genus Lethrinus. The dark mottled patterns are characteristic of the genus and makes it hard to ID to species level unless it switches back to its base colour (yes they switch to moltted patterns to camouflage). Base on the body shape I would bet my 1 cent on Lenthrinus microdon (http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/ThumbnailsSummary.php?ID=1845).
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    Re: anyone know wad is this fish?
    « Reply #3 on: 25 May 11, 01:28 »
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  • fusionx99- i uploaded the original 14mp pic but the web show this size only

    bro Rhincodon  - thanks! they are the same fish.. spotted it in bali last week at 7m depth only.. the trevally keep sticking to it.. weird
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    Re: anyone know wad is this fish?
    « Reply #4 on: 08 Jun 11, 10:37 »
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  • You are most welcome =) I am not surprised that the Blue Trevally was sticking to it at all. Blue Travellies are known to stick to foraging fishes such as fishes from the genus Lethrinus as they scour the sand for crustaceans and molluscs. The travellies would then swoop in to snatch these food uncovered by the foraging fish for a free meal :)

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