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#1 Ben

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 05:20 AM

Hi everyone,

any idea about the name of this fish from Lembeh Strait...


Thanks a lot

#2 scubamarli

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 02:21 PM

It's a razorfish, (Xyrichtys sp.), but the colours and markings (especially the black blotch) don't match anything I have in books.
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#3 scubamarli

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 02:31 PM

Ok, I think I've got it. Yellowpatch razorfish. The photo on Fishbase is from a preserved specimen, so it's all pale. Here's the description though, and it seems to match:
"Identified by the thin but distinct blue line from the front of the eye to end of mouth and large individuals by the black elongate spot at the end of the anal fin (Ref. 48636). "
Xyrichtys melanopus
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#4 Ben

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 11:46 PM

You're right, thanks guys !