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JimG

Member Since 05 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2015 11:49 PM
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Ghost Pipefish

13 February 2015 - 07:56 AM

Having some trouble pinning these down due to lack of expert information. Hope somebody can help

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No. 1 looks superficially like a Robust, Solenostomus cyanopterus but the caudal peduncle is far too long. Could it be S.armatus?

 

2,3 & 4 I have them down provisionally as S. leptosoma, Delicate Ghostpipefish

 

5 Maybe a Roughsnout given all the hairy projections

 

1 & 5 taken in Ambon, the others in Lembeh


Moray help

20 November 2014 - 08:39 AM

Taken in Ambon, Moluccas recently. Fishbase isn't much help as a lot of photos there are of dead specimens. Nearest  I seem to be able to find is Gymnothorax tile but there isn't much around to back this up


Triplefins X 2

07 November 2014 - 08:28 AM

Taken in Ambon, Moluccas. They were just feet apart so possibly male and female as they have a few similarities e.g. pectoral fins.

Pretty sure they fall into the genus Enneapterygius  which is pretty poorly covered on Fishbase. Grubbing around on Google and a small, not too clear pic in the Tropical Pacific fish book, leads me towards Enneapterygius mirabalis - Miracle Triplefin. However, the sources on Google are not ones well known to me.

Can anybody help please?