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#1 ChrigelKarrer

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

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My friend jennie took this picture and we are wondering what kind of fish it is as we never saw one of those.
She took the picture in northern Costa Rica 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

Short bigeye (Pristigenys alta)


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#3 ChrigelKarrer

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

Short bigeye (Pristigenys alta)

 

Thanks jiyle,

i maybe forgot to mention that the picture was taken in Playa Hermosa on the Pacific coast.
The Short Bigeye lives - as far as i was reading - in the Atlantic sea and not in the Pacific.
This may indicate that this fish is:
a) a alien species here

b) came somehow trough the Panama channel
b) is a very similar looking species

 

Thanks so much!

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Edited by ChrigelKarrer, 19 March 2013 - 12:22 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

Pretty sure that is a Popeye Catalufa ( Pristigenys serrula ).

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

Very cool, that makes sense!
Thanks Clinton, you helped us a lot!
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