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Small benthic fish on Bali night dive.


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#1 jim21

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:51 PM

Saw this at about 10M on a muck night dive in Bali.

It was about 3cm long and stayed curled up and inactive. IMG_0006.JPG

Can someone ID it please?



#2 JimSwims

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:24 PM

It's a Jawfish, Opistognathus sp. out of its hole :)

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

Yes, definitely a jawfish.

I had this same sort of encounter on a night dive while diving in Raja Ampat.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

Thanks for your replies.

I had considered jawfish, but could not find a match in my books.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

Oh, looks like a new species that I am after... Good to know that it comes out at night!


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