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Glasseye Snapper

Member Since 11 Oct 2005
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In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

20 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

Here are two shots of the Oplopomops-like goby. Found at 4-6m depth on fine sand/silt with seagrass in Marsa Abu Dabbab (25.338 (lat)34.74 (lng)).

 

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In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

20 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Emily, that is great news. Definitely deeper than I and Alex found them and on the Saudi side of the Red Sea. I found mine near shore but I think Alex also found them on an outer reef. My problem has been that as a hobbyist I couldn't easyly get paperwork to catch and export fish so it is great that you can do this. There is also a new Oplopomops goby I found in a seagrass field in the Red Sea that Sergey would like to get specimens off. I can dig up an image just in case you've seen it. Or sometimes just knowing about it makes it harder to see and recognize.


In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

08 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

Sorry to jump onto an old post, but I actually caught 2 of these guys while doing some fish sampling in the central Red Sea. I have been searching and searching for what they could be, when I stumbled upon this post. 

 

I was wondering if you ever found out any more information on them or what species they might be. 

 

Here is a link to the pictures:

 http://imgur.com/a/xLsPn

 

 

Thank you!

 

Wow! I've been distracted with freshwater aquariums and breeding cichlids so hadn't checked wetpixel for a while. Boy am I glad I did tonight. I would love to know more about the location and habitat where you found them. Your images show two separate dorsal fins so it appears to be a goby after all. I would not be surprised if it is a brand new genus and wonder if you'd be willing to donate the specimens to science, perhaps that is why you caught them in the first place.

 

Bart


In Topic: Silver Globes on Coral

04 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

I learned something new today. Thanks. Very cool how nature keeps surprising us.


In Topic: Some Fish from Koror, Philippines

04 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

3 seen things like this in the Red Sea and thought they were a juvenile dartfish but also check out the shortfin minidartfish (aioliops brachypterus)

4 probably silver demoiselle (neopomacentrus anabatoides)

no luck on the others though the bottom two are probably obvious if you've seen them before.