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#1 Danne

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 04:09 AM

Does anybody know what kind of fish this is.
found it on a night dive outside Sabang in Phillipinnes.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 05:25 AM

not a fish.... forgot its name....but a eel. Ugly mothers ! Hide in the sand. I swam over a crab hidden under the sand once in PG, ( big one ) .... it ambushed me and clawed my leg

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 05:39 AM

i found this red one and a white one exactly the same
so its an eal that helps now i maybe can find a name of this eal
thank you :D

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 10:08 AM

Hi Danne

it's a reptilian snake eel, Brachysomophis henshawi

see Allen et al., 2003

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:21 AM

Hi Folks,
Eels ARE teleost fishes belonging to the order Anguilliformes.
Art, Do you have the complete citation? Family name would be good too. I gather it is not a moray (fam. Muraenidae).
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:34 PM

Hey tom, It bugs me too when people insist that eels arent fish. Do you know about FishBase. www.fishbase.org If not you should definately check it out. Tons of info on almost every fish species, and many different ways to search for them.

I did a fishbase search for Brachysomophis henshawi

Family Ophichthidae (Snake eels) subfamily: Ophichthinae

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

Fisbase there is a refrence link on that page. It brings you here. There you will find the complete citation for Arts refrence.
http://www.fishbase....esName=henshawi
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:59 PM

Hi William,
I have a couple of AK fish pix in fishbase.
:D

Thanks for the link!

No Allen et al. 2003 but there is this:
Allen, G.R. and M. Adrim, 2003 Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Zool. Stud. 42(1):1-72.

here is a link to the species:
http://www.fishbase....esname=henshawi

Very useful once you have the name and can search the database.
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:03 PM

The link I gave may be redundant, sorry. :D
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:11 PM

His refrence could also be

Allen, Steene, Humann, and Deloach. Feef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific. Is also from 2003. Dont have the book in front of me so I cant say for sure that the fish is in that book.
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:58 AM

Hi folks

yes, it's the book by Allen, Steene, Humann and somebody else (don't havbe it in front of me)

very useful and quite cheap

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 01:42 PM

It's a crocodile snake eel. They're very common in the sand flats of Sabang, as you found out, I've got images of red, black and sand coloured ones.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:42 PM

found a couple of red onces and a sand colored they was every where there:)
thx for the names on them