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#1 Karen Honeycutt

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

xUnidentified Scorpionfish - Torpedo Alley, Komodo, Indonesia.jpg



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:46 PM

Hi Karen,

 

certainly a Minous species I think it is  M.pictus going by the rusty cheeks.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

Many thanks Jim -- and for your suggestions on learning how to upload.  Maybe I am putting up too many posts and exceeding the limit.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

No worries Karen.

 

Not sure what the upload issue is for you but I do know WP much prefer you to link to image rather than attach as it loads the server.

 

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

You should also have a look at Minous trachycephalus. Reef fishes of the East Indies and Reef fish identification Tropical Pacific don't agree on this one. They both contain the exact same image, but RFTP calls it M. pictus whereas RFEI calls it M. trachycephalus. Fishbash is also ambiguous but the top panel figures, which I believe to be considered more authorative, give the nod to RFEI. The bottom images uploaded by the general public support the M. pictus ID but that may be because those people where using the RFTP book. FREI is more recent and if Gerald Allan, the lead author of both books, actively decided to change the ID for this image I trust he knew what he was doing (though it is odd that M. pictus is not included in the book at all?)

 

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Edited by Glasseye Snapper, 09 March 2013 - 08:07 AM.

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