Three fish from N. Sulawesi
Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:30 PM
Here's a link to a prior thread:
Wetpixel Critter ID
Edited by scubamarli, 14 June 2012 - 04:33 PM.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:20 AM
Marli - The "whiptail" was a daytime shot, 1355 hrs to be precise. However, I think you are correct. There is one photo on Fishbase with a head shape that is somewhat similar to this one and also taken in Indonesia (not sure if this is relevant) but not quite as steeply curved. Near enough anyway. The square tail on my photo is atypical and according to Fishbase there isn't a Pentapodus species with anything but a forked tail. However, it may just be the way the fish is moving its tail that makes it look square.
I played about with the pic in LR, boosting colours,saturation, contrast etc and it does reveal a hint of the normal skin pattern of P. trivittatus which is common in the area we were diving anyway. (See attached). So I am happy to go with that and thanks for your inspired suggestion.
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