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#1 pieterrutten

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:22 PM

Hi,

Can anybody help me out with an ID on these 2 fish?
The first one was shot during a nightdive in Na'ama Bay.
The second one was shot on a sandy area in the Marsa Bareika area.

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#2 acroporas

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:51 PM

I am not that familiar with Red Sea fish. So I can only get you to the Genus Level. Perhaps someone more familiar with the area (or with a Red Sea ID book) can give you species.

The first is a Rabbitfish (Siganus sp.)
The second one looks like a Sandperch (Parapercis sp.)
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#3 M.Henke

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

I think the first one is Siganus argenteus.
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#4 pieterrutten

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:59 AM

Thanks!

The first one looks like the Siganus Argenteus indeed!

The second one is not the parapercis sp. but by looking at these in the Red Sea reefguide, I think I found the specie
on the same page; Red Sea Sanddiver: Trichonotus Nikii

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