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Lives In A Hole || Looks Like A Frog || Vietnam


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#1 TurkishDiver

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:16 AM

One other fish from my Vietnam trip I would like to positively identify; It first caught my attention as I swam above it because it looked for all the world like a Frog sitting on the seabed. :D

An Australian dive guide working out there suggested it may be a Toadfish, though he wasn't sure. Fishbase doesn't list any Toadfish in that region and searching the net for pictures of Toadfish doesn't show me anything that looks like this one.

Again it's not in Reef Fishes Corals And Invertebrates Of The South China Sea but I should be getting Debelius - Asia Pacific Reef Guide before my Expedition to Thailand next week.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:36 AM

Jawfish

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#3 scubamarli

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 06:37 PM

Looks like a Bridled jawfish. Opistognathus nigromarginatus.
http://www.fishbase....nigromarginatus

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#4 TurkishDiver

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 03:56 AM

Thats the one, thanks, I can stop telling people it's a Toadfish now. :D

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