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#1 BigJeff

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:33 PM

This looks like a shrimpfish to me, but I've been unable to find anything similar - any ideas?

 

Swimming alone near to Phuket in Thailand.

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:35 PM

Jeff,

 

Great image, according to my World Atlas of Marine Fishes it is a juvenile of the quite common coral shrimpfish (Aeoliscus strigatus). How big was it?

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

Thanks Nigel,

 

It was about 1.5cm.

 

We see the (Aeoliscus strigatus) here in quite a few places, first time I've seen a juvenile.


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