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Juvenile Filefish from the Lembeh Strait

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#1 Nick Hope

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

Can anyone help me identify this juvenile filefish from TK in the Lembeh Strait?

 

Paramonacanthus choirocephalus perhaps? Or maybe Acreichthys tomentosus?

 

 

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#2 maractwin

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:17 AM

The skin flaps suggest Acreichthys tomentosus rather than Paramonacanthus.

 

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#3 Nick Hope

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:02 AM

Thank you Mark. Do you mean the existence of skin flaps, or the shape/distribution of them? There are quite a lot of pictures of so-called Paramonacanthus choirocephalus on the net with numerous skin flaps, from some usually-reliable sources. They may of course be mis-IDs.







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