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#1 foltjr

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

I just returned from a 10 day trip to Bora Bora. It was my first time shooting UW, and my first time making a concerted effort to ID fish. We encountered a few of these pipefish, which I believe to be Network Pipefish Corythoichthys flavofasciatus. Can anyone confirm this or offer any other suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Jason

 

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#2 JimSwims

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

Hi Jason,

 

I'd say Yellow-banded Pipefish, Corythoichthys conspicillatus which has recently been separated as a species from C.flavofasciatus a Red Sea/Indian Ocean species.

 

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

Thanks Jim!