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#1 Vondo

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:48 AM

I recently took my first trip to the Philippines (and first trip to the Pacific with a camera). Doing the ID when I got home was nearly overwhelming. Here are the fish shots I couldn't identify. I'd greatly appreciate any help anyone can give. I suspect most of these are easy for those of you familiar with the area. I'll post inverts in a separate thread.

 

Photos-51a1d6cc.jpg A goatfish but the markings don't match anything I have.

 

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A couple of shrimp gobies that I can't find.

 



#2 Vondo

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:52 AM

I would guess a tilefish based on the shape, but nothing matches

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Crocodile Needlfish has been suggested, but this has a square not a forked tail,

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Some sort of lizardfish?

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:55 AM

I assume this is a sand diver but Im having trouble matching up the two fish I saw with the two species described in the ReefID books.(Spotted sand diver, removed)

 

A blennie?

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A shrimp goby I can't find

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:00 AM

This looks like some sort of hawkfish

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A waspfish

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Should be easy but I didn't find it (removed, Checkered Snapper)



Last two. At a complete loss for either of these.

 

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Thanks and sorry for the multiple posts. Hope that's the preferred way to ask for so much help.


Edited by Vondo, 22 December 2013 - 02:54 PM.


#5 Greenjuice

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

I'll make a start:
The one that 'should be easy' is a checkered snapper (Lutjanus decussatus)


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:52 PM

I'll make a start:
The one that 'should be easy' is a checkered snapper (Lutjanus decussatus)


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Indeed it is. Thanks, I think a clear case of overload with so many unfamiliar species.



#7 Greenjuice

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

The one you thought was a sand diver is one. Spotted sand diver ( Trichonotus setiger)


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