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#1 Darek Sepiolo

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:09 AM

I know this one is pretty well known but I cant find the name :D

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#2 Starbuck

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:22 AM

WOW! That looks like a large juvenile pinnate spadefish. you can start to see a white band behind the pectoral fin...

Great shot! Where did you find this fellow?

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#3 Darek Sepiolo

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:45 AM

Thx :D
the shot was made at Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Great place for macro.
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#4 derway

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:53 AM

It is Platax pinnatus.

I've always heard the common name as a batfish - the one that is gorgeous as a juvenile!

http://www.fishbase....esname=pinnatus

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#5 BabyBlue

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 05:44 AM

Ooo.... also know it as a juvenile batfish! If you look at the back of the Asia pacefic reef guide book by IKAN... sorry cant recall the author right now... its there!

Fantastic find... we also found one hiding away in a cave in Manado - North Suluwesi. :(

Loved Lembeh... and if your a fanaticla "muck" diver... then its definitely the right playground to be in!