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#1 waso

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:08 AM

Hello,

 

this goby was shot in Lembeh (a few years ago):

 

_mg_6096_goby_big2kemx.jpg

 

I guess the length about 3-4 cm.

Considering a Bryaninops sp. - B. loki or B. amplus are possible but I'm not shure at all.

Can some expert please have a look and give an advice?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:13 AM

Loki and amplus are the same size, live in overlapping regions on the same whip corals and have similare but variable coloration and patterns. Based on books and fishbase I wouldn't be able to pick one or the other but on fishbase there is one image very similar to yours and from Lembeh that is identified as B. amplus. However, it is a user-uploaded image so the ID is not necessarily correct.

 

Bart

 

 

Fishbase: B. amplus (user-uploaded images with preliminary identification)

Indonesia, Lembeh, Sulawesi - 2007 - 4cm, by Teresa Zuberbuhler

 

Bryaninops-amplus.jpg


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#3 waso

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:21 AM

Hi Bart,

 

I already saw this photo on fishbase (and on starfish.ch) and it actually made me considering B. amplus.

It is a user-upload but it is from Zubi (http://www.starfish.ch/) and she is quite reliable in fish identification.

However, nobody's perfect and so she is - and I'm still not shure if it is B. amplus or B. loki.

 

Cheers

 

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