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#1 Joss

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:54 AM

Hello, I would like some help to ID this lovely fella.

I'm prety sure is common but I have never seen it in the ocean neither pictures.

It is from the Indic Ocean at the north of Mauritius Island.

 

 

Thanks and kind regards,

Joss

 

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#2 tursiops

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:39 PM

I'd say blenny rather than goby. There are a number of them with red spots on a brown body.....but more of the animal would be needed to tell them apart. Take a look at Cirripectes springeri and C. variolosus and C. stigmaticus, for example.



#3 Joss

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:43 PM

Thank you!



#4 trimix125

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:29 PM

Hi,
no goby, no blenny....
Have a look for these ones:
https://www.meerwass...ascariensis.htm
or
https://www.meerwass...s_maculatus.htm

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Wolfgang



#5 Joss

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:23 AM

Thank you very much Wolfgang, I would have never identified it by myself.
Since I found it inside an acropora, I will go with Spotted coral croucher.