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Still trying to figure out old IDs...

 

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Corythoichthys intestinalis or Corythoichthys flavofasciatus?

 

Blenny sp...

 

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I'm inclined to think Filamentous Blenny Cirripectes filamentosus but it doesn't show the green line on either side of the mouth...

 

Juv./In. Razorfish sp.

 

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Iniistius aneitensis or Iniistius tetrazona?

 

Solomons.

 

~Matt Segal

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They are from the Solomon Islands. We had a discussion about them at DDN and decided that the pipefish is C. flavofasciatus and the wrasse is Iniistius pavo. The blenny is nearly impossible without a full body shot.

 

Luiz

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nice pics, I hope this will help:

 

The blenny is correct: Cirripectes filamentosus, the green line is not so important, the brown/red circle of the eye is.

 

The pipe fish is neither: it seems to be an undescribed species, but already documented in the book: Hippocampes, Kuiter, 2001: as Corythoichthys species from Indonesia. It has the same pattern on the eye and body and black dots on the mouth.

 

The Razorfish is Iniistius pavo, sligthly juvenile.

 

Philippe

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Thanks Philippe. If you (or others) don't mind...a couple more. (Shoddy photos, just trying to catalog)

 

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Is this second one the same 'undescribed species' you mentioned?

 

~Matt Segal

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Second one is a Network pipefish, I believe: Corythoichthys flavofasciatus

Cheers,

Marli

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On second thought, whilst looking for the orange spotted one, I found photos of Corythoichthys haematopterus that look a bit closer. Reeftop pipefish. Preety recently described. Then again.... :)

Cheers,

Marli

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I agree with Marli first choice on the second pipefish: the C. flavofasciatus - all is about the 2 vertical stripes on the eyes. This pipefish has different eye - same as C. flavofasciatus

 

The first pipefish is a mystery - I need to do some digging.

grtz

Philippe

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Philippe or anyone else...find out what the orange/red spotted one is?

 

:angry:

 

~Matt Segal

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