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JimG

Member Since 05 Jul 2004
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In Topic: Ghost Pipefish

22 February 2015 - 06:04 AM

Thanks Alison - have seen the one called "Velvet" in Reef Fish of the Tropical Pacific - and now yours -  but it is not a described species. It could I suppose be a juvenile form of one of the authenticated types.  As you say, mine has some similarities but doesn't seem smooth enough.

S. paegnius is the Roughsnout which I think maybe no. 5 above.


In Topic: Leak Sentinel from Vivid Housings

16 February 2015 - 01:20 AM

Agree Tim - piece of cake. Done mine quite a few times. 10mins max.


In Topic: Trip to Bangka- Indonesia

13 February 2015 - 01:30 AM

Excellent, super photos - well done. Glad you got there before the Chinese wreck the place with their iron ore mine and port. Hope you have signed the petition - see Conservation and the Environment section above.


In Topic: Sign the Change.Org petition for Bangka Island in Indonesia

28 January 2015 - 12:52 AM

Done. This is such a brilliant area - every little bit of protest/pressure needs to be applied


In Topic: Triplefins X 2

12 December 2014 - 08:03 AM

Just to close this one off - I asked Fishbase if they had an expert to whom they could refer this ID . The photos have now been seen by Dr Jeff Williams in the US and Wouter Holleman in Zambia. Both have advised it is not E. mirabilis but E. tutuilae, the High-hat Triplefin. They say that the whitish first dorsal and the white bands on the other two dorsals running onto the body are diagnostic. Apparently it is a complex species with versions present in the Red Sea, west Indian Ocean, Gt. Barrier Reef, as well as Indonesia. Further work is needed to clarify and sort them out.

 

Thanks again Bart