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Walks on seabed || Vietnam

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This strange fish was seen on a trip to Vietnam a couple of years back. I can't find anything like it in "Reef Fishes, Corals And Invertebrates Of The South China Sea".

 

The Dive Guides on the boat could not offer any suggestions so I wonder if any knowledgeable people here could. I attach two photos, one facing it and one side view.

 

The fish appeared to walk on the seabed.

 

David

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Spiny Devilfish Inimicus didactylus i think. Try Robert Myers Micronesia Fish Book, it has this fish in it, i don't have a copy handy.

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Thanks guys, an internet search on Spiny Devilfish, Inimicus didactylus brought up some pictures to confirm it. Whitehead, Reef Walker seems a very good description - it did appear to walk around.

 

I have one other fish from that trip I would like to positively identify [all my other diving has been Eastern Meditereannean, but off to Thailand for a month in a few days], I will put it in a new thread.

 

David

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