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#1 davidecullen

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:18 AM

I was recently in the Red Sea, down at Marsa Shagra (near Marsa Alam) and photographed the attached bright yellow fish. I have been through all my text books (debelius and the collins) and hunted the internet, but nothing has seemed to be quite right. It looks like a blenny of some sort to me. Does anyone have any ideas?

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#2 BrianM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:36 AM

Looks like a Brown Coral Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus holomelas)
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#3 Glasseye Snapper

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

The red sea and eastern africa brown coral blenny is subspecies A. fuscus fuscus. Subspecies holomelas is found in the remainder of the Pacific. They probably look identical though.

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