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can you identify this scorpionfish?


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#1 Ron Boyes

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:00 PM

Hi All,

Would appreciate if anyone can id this image for me.
Image was taken in Milne Bay PNG, sorry about the quality I was using a 70-180 macro lens and the subject was too far away (more than 10 feet)
The critter took off after this shot.

thanks
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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 05:29 AM

It is a finger dragonet, I think. No books here,so it might be another species of dragonet (relative of mandarinfish).
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#3 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 05:30 AM

It is a finger dragonet, I think. No books here,so it might be another species of dragonet (relative of mandarinfish).
Alex

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#4 caveman

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:53 AM

yes, i think it is. Tons in Philippines and Manado, they got this weird red mouth, and some got real nice fins on their back.......... ( got no clue what you call them, i just take their pictures :D )

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#5 scubamarli

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 09:26 AM

There are tons of different dragonets on Fishbase.org, with few photos. Here's one that fits the photo, as best as I can see it.
http://www.fishbase....25&what=species
Could be a Threadfin dragonet: Callionymus filamentosus, which gets up to 20cm in length.
The other possibility is a Delicate dragonet, which is a much smaller species:Callionymus delicatulus. It only grows up to 6 cm., so if your critter is larger, the former id may answer your question.
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