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Topics for 2016
Topic # Discussion Topic Views Replies No. of pictures Last Reply
6418 4 0 1 No reply
6417
Another fish to ID
Posted on: 29/06/2016 10:06:45

I took a picture of this fish last year (June) while snorkelling on Opal Reef (about 60km off the coast of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia). The water was only a few metres deep. I can not find any information about it even though it has a very distinct black spot on its white tail. I think it is a wrasse of some kind, but do not know. Regards SWK
28 2 2 what about a l...
29/06/2016 22:12:36
By : Stephen
6416
Fly fishing in Siberia
Posted on: 29/06/2016 10:28:46

I wanted to share my impressions of Siberia. We are talking about Altai. Beautiful sites, mountain rivers with cold water, wild forests and animals. fishing in eetih good on neglective tackle. Want to know more about Siberia, come visit. http://hellotalk.ru/naxlystovye-katushki-kola-salmon/
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6414
identification of an unusual Texas Gulf reef fish.
Posted on: 01/06/2016 07:18:01

Some years ago I caught a torpedo shaped reef fish by accident while fishing for Red Snapper near the Flower Garden reef system. Ir was about 2!/3 inches long, completely chocolate colored except for its cherry red lips. I did not keep it but returned it to the water unharmed as I suspected the fish might be extremely rare. I did not have a camera with me at the time. I have not found any similar fish described in any Gulf fish documents going back to the 1800s. Anyone have any ideas on this?
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6413 49 0 0 No reply
6412
Fibramia thermalis vs Ostorhinchus thermalis
Posted on: 20/05/2016 03:54:53

Hello! I would like to ask for clarification between two species name. I was working on Apogon thermalis' history of naming and I encountered that it was already been noted that it is a synonym of Fibramia thermalis (according to Fishbase). However, I also encountered in World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) that Apogon thermalis is a synonym of Ostorhinchus thermalis. The website has based this status also from Fishbase. The problem is when I double checked in Fishbase, I found out that Ostorhinchus thermalis is also a synonym of Apogon thermalis. Please see attached photo. Thank you very much!
72 1 0 Hi Hazel, T...
01/06/2016 16:49:31
By : Joann Glorioso
6411
Help wanted
Posted on: 18/05/2016 01:30:44

This picture was taken in Tonga. I initially thought is was Amphiprion polymnus, now I am not so sure could it possibly be Amphiprion chrysogaster even though it is in the wrong place?
73 1 0 Hi Lorraine,...
23/05/2016 18:42:34
By : Joann Glorioso
6410
Help
Posted on: 18/05/2016 01:27:22

This picture was taken in Tonga. I initially thought is was Amphiprion polymnus, now I am not so sure could it possibly be Amphiprion chrysogaster even though it is in the wrong place?
80 1 0 picture attach...
18/05/2016 13:29:19
By : lorraine brennan
6409
strange fish captured
Posted on: 17/05/2016 04:27:26

Hi, I captured from the docks rocks in Trieste Italy this strange fish, does anybody knows it?
93 0 1 No reply
6408 59 0 0 No reply
6407
Centrarchidae: sunfish/ bluegill ID
Posted on: 13/05/2016 04:03:07

Dear Fishbase forum, I took these fish pictures in the lagoons of Chicago Botanical Garden. I think these are members of the family Centrarchidae, but I am more than uncertain with their species ID. Anybody who can help? Location: U.S.A., Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Botanical Garden/ Skokie Lagoons Date: 06/14/2014 Thank you for your help and all the best Dirk
92 0 2 Pictures 2 and...
13/05/2016 04:12:28
By : Dirk Mezger
6406
young flatfish from Baltic - ID possible?
Posted on: 12/05/2016 04:50:14

Hey everybody, on a cruise with a research vessel two weeks ago we caught just outside of the Kiel fiord in the western Baltic Sea (northern Germany) this small and beautiful flatfish. The length is about 2cm. I think it is a young inidividual. Is it possible to ID this beauty? Opinions are very welcome! :) Best regards, Mario Finkel
109 6 2 Hello again,...
19/05/2016 22:07:32
By : Mario
6403
It seems to be impossible to attach photos!
Posted on: 24/04/2016 05:19:28

I've now tried twice and both times I've got the message that parts of the message hasn't been sent, obviously the photo. Without the photo it's of course impossible to ID the blenny :-( I don't know what the problem is, I don't think the photo is too big (503K, 459 x 987 dpi) but I'll try to send a really small version, just to make a last ditch effort. If it succeeds it is related to my two earlier posts "Please ID this Blenny (mail 1)"
85 1 0 I'm desper...
27/04/2016 19:03:42
By : Pia Oberg
6402
Can anyone ID this Blenny? (copy of mail 1, but hopefully WITH photo)
Posted on: 24/04/2016 05:07:55

Seen while rockpooling at Poseidon Bungalows, a little south of Khao lak, on the Thailand west coast. Sorry, somehow I didn't manage to attach the photo to the mail, I'll make a new effort here... We saw at least 4 different species and I have only been able to identify one (Streaky rockskipper, which I will have to get certified in a later mail) even though I've browsed through the entire blenny-section of FishBase at least 5 times... So I'll send photos of each of my unknowns, each in its own mail to avoid confusion. Cheers Pia Öberg, Uppsala, Sweden
81 0 0 No reply
6401
Can anyone ID this Blenny? (mail 1)
Posted on: 24/04/2016 05:03:39

Seen while rockpooling at Poseidon Bungalows, a little south of Khao lak, on the Thailand west coast. We saw at least 4 different species and I have only been able to identify one (Streaky rockskipper, which I will have to get certified in a later mail) even though I've browsed through the entire blenny-section of FishBase at least 5 times... So I'll send photos of each of my unknowns, each in its own mail to avoid confusion. Cheers Pia Öberg, Uppsala, Sweden
77 0 0 No reply
6400
ID of new tetras species
Posted on: 23/04/2016 05:39:18

Hi everyone ! First of all, I'll apologize for my bad english, I'm a young frenchman. Then, while surfing the web, most particularly thai and japanese websites, i've found several pictures of really beautiful tetras, but as I've never seen them before and as I can't read those languages, I can't id them. I find similarities with Hyphessobrycon, Inpaichthys, Axelrodia and Hemmigrammus genus, so I'm lost.. I've got a lot of tanks projects, and I wanted to know the id of those fishes to determine in which one they will geographically be at their place, if luckily I find them one day. Thank you very much. DeniseDessert
212 3 0 These remind m...
26/04/2016 21:44:27
By : Andy
6399
Fish Tuamotu French Polynesia
Posted on: 11/04/2016 04:09:59

Hi everybody, I hope the foto will be ok. Can you help me? Thank's a lot
113 0 1 With the foto...
11/04/2016 16:53:22
By : Mathilde
6398
Profundulus labialis and Profundulus candalarius
Posted on: 11/04/2016 05:57:44

Hello everyone! Please, could you help me with the identification of this individuals? I think they are 2 different species of Profundulus, but I'm not sure. The coloration of the two individuals on the left is different in the anal and dorsal fin as compared to individuals of the right. Thank you!
86 0 0 No reply
6397
Profundulus candalarius and Profundulus labialis?
Posted on: 11/04/2016 05:45:30

Hello everyone! Please, could you help me with the identification of this individuals? I think they are 2 different species of Profundulus, but I'm not sure. The coloration of the two individuals on the left is different in the anal and dorsal fin as compared to individuals of the right. Thank you!
103 1 0 Hi Abi, It...
15/04/2016 15:14:06
By : Joann Glorioso
6396
Profundulus labialis and Profundulus candalarius
Posted on: 11/04/2016 05:38:40

Hello everyone! Please, could you help me with the identification of this individuals? I think they are 2 different species of Profundulus, but I'm not sure. The coloration of the two individuals on the left is different in the anal and dorsal fin as compared to individuals of the right. Thank you!
150 0 0 No reply
6395
Fish Tuamotu French Polynesia
Posted on: 10/04/2016 10:35:56

Hi Could you help me please with the name of this fish
100 0 1 No reply
6394
unidentified moray eel from Halmahera
Posted on: 10/04/2016 07:49:40

Could you help us please with the name of the moray eel ? The photo was taken from Halmahera by our user Silvia at a night dive https://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/was_ist_CF3mBqac9V Unfortunately no more information are available. Many thanks
140 3 0 According to D...
06/05/2016 15:19:16
By : FishBase
6393
Rio Negro fish identification
Posted on: 06/04/2016 12:58:11

Hi Could you help me please with the name of one fish i saw in a video ? I can't even determine a genus for him. I join a picture and the link of the video. We can see the fish at 2 and 3 minutes, it's the golden one, fish black spots and red fins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4NzoSvPj9Y thanks a lot
109 2 0 To me it looks...
12/05/2016 17:17:26
By : Raviv Gal
6392
Fish ID
Posted on: 22/03/2016 09:23:59

Could I please get some help with the ID of this fish. The photo was taken early August 2015, mid-afternoon, in Komodo N.P. at a depth of about 2 meters. The fish is approximately 15 cm in length.
109 0 0 No reply
6391
cuadal minimo de sobrevivencia
Posted on: 19/03/2016 09:52:26

que caudal necesitan las principales especies de ictiofauna para sobrevivir es posible calcular esto
99 0 0 No reply
6390
USVI Verify this Snapper (sub-adult?)
Posted on: 18/03/2016 10:50:38

Taken in about 6 feet of water on St. John, USVI The red iris makes me think red snapper (lutjanus campechanus) but not known to be in this area. Lane Snapper Lutjanus synagris, Mahogany? Something else? It's got me stumped. Thanks for any help, Just a snorkeler!
134 1 1 Presumably Lut...
18/03/2016 22:18:26
By : Alyona
6389
Please help ID. 2nd try with photo
Posted on: 12/03/2016 02:33:01

Photographed in Komodo N.P., early August, at about 2 meters depth, mid-afternoon. Fish is about 15cm in length. Is this a breeding coloration?
133 1 0 Maybe this wil...
12/03/2016 02:56:23
By : P.J. Schine
6388
Please help ID this fish
Posted on: 12/03/2016 02:23:14

Photographed in Komodo N.P., early August, at about 2 meters depth, mid-afternoon. Fish is about 15cm in length. Is this a breeding coloration?
136 1 0 Dear ?Mr. P.J....
14/03/2016 14:49:01
By : Joann Glorioso
6387
Deepwater fish, irminger sea
Posted on: 03/03/2016 01:30:50

i am not sure how to identify this fish. if it had scales they are long gone. its more like a skin. caught in pelagic trawl, irminger sea last year in mid may.
180 1 1 it is some spe...
08/04/2016 20:32:44
By : Andrey Dolgov
6386
Help ID
Posted on: 28/02/2016 01:23:12

Hello, Does someone have an idea of the species for this specimen? Average 15cm, shallow sandy bottom, Maldives. Thank you for any clue!
137 1 0 Picture
28/02/2016 01:31:40
By : Fanny
6385
Reproductive biology of Rhyncopelates and Mesopristes
Posted on: 24/02/2016 12:53:04

Hi, could anyone point me to some basic reproductive data for the sharp-nosed tigerfish (Rhyncopelates oxyrhynchus) or silver grunter (Mesopristes argenteus). I'm after data on egg size, fecundity and more general life history information (migration etc.), and not having much luck. Any advice appreciated. regards
111 0 0 No reply
6384
help with identification of a catfish in Sri Lanka
Posted on: 06/02/2016 06:49:27

Help me to identify catfish. I caught him in Sri Lanka in Maravilla. From the shore. The size is not more than 30 cm. The locals don't know a more accurate name.
209 2 3 It looks as a...
08/04/2016 20:39:09
By : Andrey Dolgov
6383
survival of Plectropomus leopardus
Posted on: 04/02/2016 07:39:07

what is the water requirement of Plectropomus leopardus in survival in aquaculture? what will be the required salinity level and temperature?
146 0 0 No reply
6382
Satyrichthys welchi
Posted on: 02/02/2016 11:42:37

This fish (satyrichthys welchi), have been found at "Punta Sal" Beach - Tumbes - Peru (North of Peru), so the question is... why is not registered before on maps
176 1 1 The country an...
10/02/2016 15:28:36
By : Kathy Reyes
6381
ID
Posted on: 29/01/2016 02:19:03

Hi Guys Is this a Black Damsel - Neoglyphidodon melas or another? Cheers Lorraine
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6380
ID
Posted on: 28/01/2016 11:52:55

Hi Guys Can anyone help with identifying these, they were taken in Lumbalumba, Pulau Weh, Indonesia. Cheers Lorraine
172 0 1 No reply
6379
help with identification of a fish
Posted on: 25/01/2016 10:43:48

Hi can someone help me identify this fish I caught off the coast of Key West Florida? Thanks.
188 2 1 Thanks Rudy....
02/02/2016 23:09:54
By : brett damler
6378
Is this a roundbelly cowfish? (Lactoria diaphana)
Posted on: 17/01/2016 10:19:58

We found this dried out fish while on a beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. That is along the Gulf coast about 40 miles south of Tampa. We think it looks most like a Roundbelly Cowfish but are looking for someone with more knowledge. Fishbase.org indicates that the Lactoria diaphana isn't found in Florida though, so we aren't so sure if we're right. Thanks for any thoughts.
238 1 2 The fish looks...
05/02/2016 01:25:58
By : Alyona
6377
Could be a Poecilia wingei?
Posted on: 05/01/2016 03:53:50

I colected some of this individuals in octuber 2015 in a stream in the southern part of Mexico (Chiapas). It is a place very close to the border with Guatemala. I colected with electrofishing. I collected near the riparian vegetation. Very slow current (0.53 m / s) at a depth of 60-70 cm. 23 ªC.In april I was in the same site, but I didn't collected this species. Probably an introduction? There is no records for Mexico in fishnet2 neither in Miller 2009. For the color patter it seems to be similar to P. wingei. With guidance the book of Miller 2009 I tryied to reach a identification within the sphenops complex, but it seems no to fit into this group. I'ill appreciate your help in this identification Thanks!
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6376
Could be a Poecilia wingei?
Posted on: 05/01/2016 03:52:15

I colected some of this individuals in octuber 2015 in a stream in the southern part of Mexico (Chiapas). It is a place very close to the border with Guatemala. I colected with electrofishing. I collected near the riparian vegetation. Very slow current (0.53 m / s) at a depth of 60-70 cm. 23 ªC.In april I was in the same site, but I didn't collected this species. Probably an introduction? There is no records for Mexico in fishnet2 neither in Miller 2009. For the color patter it seems to be similar to P. wingei. With guidance the book of Miller 2009 I tryied to reach a identification within the sphenops complex, but it seems no to fit into this group. I'ill appreciate your help in this identification Thanks!
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