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#1 tonywu

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:24 AM

This photo of dragonet is from a friend in Cairns. She took the photo a few years ago, in about 7 to 10 meters of water, among ruble and Acropora corals and came across another one last week.

She's exhausted her supply of critter ID books, and I couldn't find this in any of mine.

Anyone have an idea what species this might be?

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

Was the photo taken at the GBR?

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#3 tonywu

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:41 PM

Yes I believe so
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:53 PM

I cant help with the ID but what a beautiful specimen it is.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

Yeah, it's certainly a beautiful fish, whatever it is.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:54 AM

Yeah, it's certainly a beautiful fish, whatever it is.


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:38 PM

Received a tentative ID of Synchiropus bartelsi
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:49 AM

This looks very different from the S. bartelsi that I saw before. I am still trying, and e-mailing some specialists. Will let you know when I hear anything back from them.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:05 PM

Gerry Allen has told me that this is Synchiropus circularis.

#10 tonywu

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:16 PM

Thanks Nick!
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