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Topics for 2011
Topic # Discussion Topic Views Replies No. of pictures Last Reply
5731
hog snapper wrasse - healthy mercury content or not/
Posted on: 25/12/2011 03:08:03

Curious if this fish is on high, medium, low mercury content list or listed how many times per month safe to eat? It tastes clean and fresh in Miami Florida restaurant but I avoid high mercury fish.
257 0 0 No reply
5730
phylogeny
Posted on: 24/12/2011 03:52:09

hi,does anybody know :what's the nearest speciec or jenus to Rutilus frissi kutum?similar species in aspect of gene sequence.
220 0 0 No reply
5729
Help with ID please
Posted on: 23/12/2011 10:52:32

Hello, would appreciate it if somebody could help with ID of the attached picture. Photo taken in shallow
224 0 0 No reply
5728
Help with ID please
Posted on: 23/12/2011 10:47:13

Hello, would appreciate it if somebody could help with ID of the attached picture. Photo taken in shallow
213 0 0 No reply
5727
monopterus cuchia
Posted on: 19/12/2011 10:36:45

want to know about cuchia cutivation and production
203 0 0 No reply
5725
Aetomylaeus species?
Posted on: 16/12/2011 06:59:16

Hello everybody! Can someone identify this eagle ray species?! I came across this magnificent creature during this summer near the coast of Egypt in the Red sea. I always thought it was a Spotted eagle ray with a variation pattern, but yesterday I found the Aetomylaeus genera! I think it's a Brown eagle ray (Aetomylaeus milvus), but I need someone to confirm or tackle this! Thanks alot!
274 2 1 Hello Gerrit!...
17/12/2011 18:24:51
By : Bas Engels
5724
Bachir Ornate
Posted on: 14/12/2011 02:08:44

I want to know why my Ornat's top lip has turned white. I just put it in a new tank. This has happened once before when I moved it to a bigger tank but, all my other fish died. I thought it was do to being electriuted by a short in the light. Now it seems to be doing the same but, this time my other fish seem to be doing ok. Please, any help or ideas would be great.
202 0 0 No reply
5723 310 2 1 thanks because...
18/01/2012 21:43:29
By : louis
5722
Blue Whiting?
Posted on: 08/12/2011 05:57:35

Went fishing at St. Leonards Victoria and caught what seems to be a blue whiting. Has anyone seen this before and even know what it is?
226 0 1 No reply
5721
Please help me to identify this fish
Posted on: 04/12/2011 11:50:47

Hello, i have searched a lot via google but couldn't find some relevant results or any picture which matches with the photo i've taken. i have seen this fish only once on Lanzarote, Canarian Islands in the flat water near the beach. I know, the photo is not the best - but it was not possible for me to take a better one :-( Thanks a lot and with kind regards, chris
431 2 1 Thanks, i have...
05/12/2011 16:54:39
By : CChris
5720
id red and white seasnake? and yellow moray with brown rings?
Posted on: 25/11/2011 06:31:55

hello; while snorkelling in the lagoon off El Cotillo fuerteventura (canary Island) 13/08/10 I snorkelled over the top of a red and creamy white what I thought was a snake 1m approx, it had a solid black eye, flat red head head, I could not identify a dorsal fin and it looked reptilian and not eel like, it did not looked banded - the rings were 'off centre' - refraction? I realise sea snakes supposedly do not exist in the Atlantic but there are other reports on the island forum for this island of 'red and white' snake in their waters. In october 2011 again in the same lagoon but this time observed by my partner and myself - we saw a banana yellow moray with brown 'sheen' over its body? amongst the weed and volcanic rocks, it had a few brown rings along the top of its body, I had seen marks on the sandy sea bed made by a snake like creature nearby and hoped my partner would get to see the snake like creature I saw previously! I went back with my waterproof camera but it had disapeared. Can anyone identify what I have seen? I went to my local university but the literature was very limited. Thanks in advance.
526 0 0 No reply
5719
Grondin breton
Posted on: 22/11/2011 01:48:07

Pouvez-vous m'aider à mettre un nom sur ce superbe animal pêché sur les côtes du Finistère sud (Bretagne, France)?
317 2 1 Bonsoir, Je v...
24/11/2011 05:44:12
By : Nolan
5718
Identify this fish please
Posted on: 11/11/2011 02:17:40

Can anyone identify this fish? Could be a blue barred turd snapper...
329 2 1 It looks like...
07/01/2012 00:43:06
By : Lars Bindholt
5717
caqueta river biotope
Posted on: 11/11/2011 03:15:19

im trying to setup a biotope tank centered around marbled hatchetfish. i want a columbian biotope of the caqueta. slow moving water, blackwater, small streams a tributaries. can anyone please give me information on good tank mates? THE TANK WILL BE 29 GALLONS, SO NOT A LARGE TANK. im having a hard time finding information about fish of the caqueta, please help!
216 0 0 No reply
5716
Number of vertebrae in T. nigroviridis
Posted on: 09/11/2011 02:58:26

I'm wondering what the average number of vertebrae are in T. nigroviridis. Does anyone know these numbers (either total avg number or pre-caudal vs caudal) or where i can find this information? Thank you!
198 0 0 No reply
5715
Help identify this fish.
Posted on: 29/10/2011 06:30:36

Picture was taken in Lembeh Strait Indonesia. Rights R. Gray
394 1 1 It´s a deform...
21/11/2011 21:00:08
By : Gerrit
5714
River fish
Posted on: 20/10/2011 08:58:03

Hello there I’m going to start fish farming at high altitude area (2500-2800m.) in central Asian countries, I like to hear your opinion and suggestions. Thanks
241 0 0 No reply
5713
Please identify this fish.
Posted on: 18/10/2011 11:48:15

Mahanadi River Basin, Chhattisgarh State, India.
295 0 1 No reply
5712
Please identify this fish.
Posted on: 18/10/2011 11:44:58

Mahanadi River Basin, Chhattisgarh State, India
212 0 0 No reply
5711
Please identify this fish.
Posted on: 18/10/2011 11:40:59

Mahandi River Basin, Chhattisgarh State, India.
240 0 0 No reply
5710
Parrot fish fishing as an alternative
Posted on: 15/10/2011 01:40:33

The family Sparidae is very importance to the coral community as it helps the regulation of algae. These fish can reach large sizes present in adults that could be taken into account by the fisheries of the place, in this case to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Would it be convenient?
395 0 1 No reply
5707
Anyone Know What This Is?
Posted on: 27/09/2011 06:08:02

fish was caught in about 1300ft of water in the gulf of mexico
344 0 1 No reply
5706
the bluefish
Posted on: 23/09/2011 09:24:35

Hi everyone, I need to learned pomatums saltatrix /the bluefish what’s minimum spawning size and how many eggs they normally hatched if they’re 24 or 30 cm/ size they’re in thank you very much in advance
367 0 0 No reply
5705
type of fish?
Posted on: 17/09/2011 08:00:36

What's the name of fish? Photo made in Greek.
293 0 0 No reply
5704
Brazilian marine fish ID, haemulidae family (2)
Posted on: 09/09/2011 06:12:22

Caught on three different dates in Setiba beach-Guarapari, Brazil. Apparently they are different species. One sometimes shows stripes and bands in and out of the water. I think they are the same species, Haemulon steindachneri. Can anybody help me? Thanks.
282 0 6 No reply
5703
Brazilian marine fish ID, haemulidae family
Posted on: 09/09/2011 05:17:24

This fish was caught in Setiba beach-Guarapari-Brazil.I was able to identify the family but not the species.May be Orthopristis ruber? The picture is attached. Thanks.
308 0 2 No reply
5702
Brook Silversides (Labidesthes sicculus)
Posted on: 30/08/2011 09:33:52

Does anyone know anything about the captive husbandry or captive breeding of this species? I've been keeping one in a 5 gal fish tank for about a week now, I caught others in my canal but most have died, except this one. It is also being kept with a juvenile bluegill. I replace water in the tank with water from the canal every other day. I know they are mainly planktonic filter feeders, so I'm assuming the water changes bring with them a fresh supply of microscopic organisms for the silverside to eat. The silverside and the bluegill have shown no aggression or fin-nipping towards one another, and seem indifferent of each other's presence. Please, any information would be helpful. I'd really love to try to keep this intersting and beautiful species, even if it does have a short lifespan (1-2 years)
259 0 0 No reply
5701
Ghostpipefish Identification
Posted on: 24/08/2011 05:00:55

Does anybody know which kind of ghost pipefish this is?
415 1 1 That looks lik...
25/08/2011 06:42:59
By : Neil
5700
type of fish
Posted on: 21/08/2011 01:57:44

what are the names of these fishes? I bought at one of the markets in Hong Kong. I didn't understand the name of the fish as it's written in chinese.
426 3 2 Not sure if th...
28/08/2011 20:54:07
By : Pete Liptrot
5699
Fish ID (maybe Boxfish family) - found on Ft. Desoto Beach, FL
Posted on: 18/08/2011 01:37:57

Hello. I found the attached fish dead on the beach at Fort DeSoto County Park, St. Petersburg, Florida. I think it may be in the Boxfish family but am not sure of species. Would like ID if anyone recognizes it. Thanks!
1380 2 1 Great. Thanks
18/08/2011 02:41:32
By : Bill Hull
5698
Catfish, Doradidae, possibly platydoras costatus
Posted on: 14/08/2011 01:36:28

Hi, I have a catfish about , 23 years old, recently when fed it belly has grown huge. in the past after a day or so it would go away, now it remains large and the fish doesn't want to eat. Does anyone have any knowledge about this?
279 1 0 Yes! It’s Pl...
25/09/2011 21:08:23
By : Neil
5697
What Snapper is that?
Posted on: 06/08/2011 02:08:08

Hi can anybody tell me what Snapper that is? The Picture is made in the Persian Gulf United Arab Emirates near Abudhabi
444 1 2 That looks lik...
25/08/2011 06:45:53
By : Neil
5696
Can somebody ID this fish?
Posted on: 06/08/2011 04:18:11

It was found at Black Sea seaside, around shallow water with rocks, hiding in the crevices of the rocks. There were larger ones too: up to maybe 15-20 cm. Water temperature 25-26 C. And as you might know salinity is around 13. I checked everything available on the net as well here in the database, but could not identify the fish. I will be glad if you help me. The question doesn't let me in piece already 2 weeks.
782 3 1 Sure, it is an...
25/08/2011 15:33:14
By : Max
5695 414 3 1 No! It’s not...
25/09/2011 21:12:35
By : Neil
5694
can anyone id this fish
Posted on: 27/07/2011 11:40:28

The fish in this pic was taken into an osprey nest in SW Scotland. Can anyone give me an identification?
1116 34 4 I really like...
27/09/2017 03:16:18
By : ReinaldoM
5693
Spotted Gar
Posted on: 27/07/2011 03:53:05

Hi Who can give recommendations about the species-specific maintenance and husbandry of spotted gar in aquaria? What water quality is necessary, flow rates, temperature, hardness, stocking densities etc? We have both recirculating and flow through water systems and up to 20 gallon tanks. Any information would be most welcome! Thank you!
356 1 0 I once kept a...
07/08/2011 01:48:37
By : omegaman66
5692
Chattahoochee Cottus Sculpin
Posted on: 13/07/2011 01:02:59

I need to learn what this spices of fish feed on,could you please help as i cant find any thing on line but just the spices and its pitcher. Thank You
399 2 0 Most (all?) ri...
31/07/2011 19:55:44
By : Pete Liptrot
5691
Butterflyfish ID
Posted on: 09/07/2011 07:35:51

I don't see this pattern in the data base. Can anyone ID it? See attached pic.
431 3 1 It is a Chaeto...
03/12/2011 18:59:20
By : Wolfgang
5689
twinspot goby or crab eye goby (Signigobius biocellatus)
Posted on: 05/07/2011 03:21:14

How can I tell if my twinspot goby is a male or female? Any help will be much appreciated.
375 1 0 Hi Leslie,...
06/10/2011 14:48:14
By : Susan Luna
5688
unknown velvetfish
Posted on: 04/07/2011 01:26:25

hi folks... hoping someone can give me a definitive ID on this fish which I photographed in an aquarium shop in the UK recently. I believe it may be an Adventor or Paraploactis species.... There seem to be quite a few images missing for this family.. so please feel free to use it if you wish. J Clipperton www.digital-reefs.com
342 0 1 No reply
5687
Giant Puffer Fish?
Posted on: 26/06/2011 07:46:55

I´ve took a picture of this fish on a dive at Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia and I´m not sure what fish it is. It was between 100-120cm. Can somebody helb me to identify it? Thanks!
482 2 1 It may be a P...
12/07/2011 14:31:47
By : MR. VEERESH
5686
ISURUS
Posted on: 16/06/2011 05:08:46

Can you help me to distinguish Isurus glaucus vs Isurus oxyrinchus? Commercial they sell as the same thing and in the fishbase and other bibliography they aren't the same.
390 1 0 Hi! Look at t...
20/06/2011 19:44:33
By : Gerrit
5685
Can you help me identify this skull?
Posted on: 04/06/2011 10:13:43

I've found a skull up in the Death's Door Region of the Door County Peninsula of Wisconsin and I am not sure what it is. Everything that I can find that almost looks similar is called a crucifix catfish but I don't believe that to be the case. If anyone has any ideas they would be welcome. I am not sure if it is a fish but I cannot find any bird skulls that are similar.
597 3 0 Sounds more li...
07/06/2011 18:38:30
By : Pete Liptrot
5684
Looks like needlefish, but no tailfin. Turkey
Posted on: 03/06/2011 12:09:58

I was snorkling today right outside Antalya, Turkey. Suddenly, at about 1 meters depth, I saw several fish that looked like needlefish. About fifty cm long and beak around one third of total length. They had a half cm wide blue stripe going from head to tail on both sides. The weird thing is they had no tail fin, at least no ray fin. Instead it look like the tail sprouted a white needle, around 10 cm long on a 50 cm specimen. Also, they changed color, from brown to zebra stripes of brown and white to almost all white when I got too close. Does anyone have an idea what this was?
566 3 0 It was probabl...
18/06/2011 07:40:34
By : Max Italy
5683
Searching FishBase by ITIS Species number?
Posted on: 02/06/2011 11:31:10

I noticed that most (all?) of the species summary pages have a link to the ITIS web site, and the link uses the ITIS species number. Can you query the fishbase site using the ITIS number rather than the species name ?
437 1 0 Dear Ian, N...
24/06/2011 15:21:36
By : Nicolas Bailly
5682
Expected fish list for Tarkwa, Ghana
Posted on: 25/05/2011 05:06:19

Please could someone help me with an expected fish species list for the Tarka catchment area in Ghana
398 0 0 No reply
5681
Need help identifying fish.
Posted on: 20/05/2011 09:25:49

Could somebody help me to identify the fish (below the Paddlefish cardinalfish) on: http://www.bdinet.de/pic_uw/1024/x101.html I took this picture in a cave in Alor/Indonesia in a cave in 10 mtr. depht. The fish is appr. 5 cm long. Thank you for your assistance.
448 2 0 Pudgy Cusk-eel...
25/09/2011 21:20:56
By : Neil
5679
id goby please
Posted on: 01/05/2011 02:41:49

common name : 赤いヨロイボウズハゼです http://teamichiba.blog.shinobi.jp/Entry/262/ Lentipes ... species ??? thank you tyrano34 webmaster aqualifestyle-france french aquarist forum
2001 3 1 Dear JohnTurne...
19/05/2011 20:34:22
By : Sampsa .A.Timoska
5678
How to estimate Gobiidae's biomass?
Posted on: 29/04/2011 08:17:31

Hello, I have a problem with this family. I'm workin with mangrove's fishes and to make the data analyses I want to convert fishe's lenght to the weight, but I don't know were I can found the parametres (a and b) that helps you to calculate the weight with the equation ( W=a*L^b ). If anyone can help me I will be grateful!
395 1 0 FishBase has l...
23/06/2011 17:00:45
By : Cris
5677
Blue Caribbean Fish ID please
Posted on: 27/04/2011 12:22:47

I always manage to see one of these on my dives. It's a blue iridescent fish, and it just doesn't look like a blue damsel. The iridescent spots really catch the light. I looked through a ton of wrasse/coris photos, and didn't see one either. I've seen this fish in Puerto Vallarta, and most recently in Cozumel and Roatan. I would very much appreciate your assistance in identifying this little guy.
564 5 2 Chrysiptera ca...
25/08/2011 06:57:29
By : Neil
5675
Help identifying one fish
Posted on: 11/04/2011 02:53:29

Hi, I caught this fish at depth 109 meters (Reunion Island, Africa). So, I am reaching out to see if anyone might know what it is. I attached a picture. TKS pour answer CMMA
679 5 1 Welcome sir v...
25/07/2013 19:57:22
By : veeresh
5674
Edible fish with big teeth & huge lips, identification help?
Posted on: 08/04/2011 04:40:51

Hi, I was served this on a recent trip to Kenya, it was caught in the main channel of Mida Creek, a mangrove creek on the western coast of the Indian Ocean. The fisherman who caught it had gone off duty, would really like to know what it is!
1034 2 1 Ahh! Kenya is...
25/08/2011 20:56:39
By : Neil
5673
Any one know what the name of this fish??
Posted on: 02/04/2011 09:08:15

I get this picture when I'm doing Field work practice (internship) in Mansinam Island. This fish is obtained by one of fishermen. Anyone can help me to identification this fish?? Thank you...
566 2 3 oh thanks
03/04/2011 15:02:22
By : panji
5672
What in the heck is this????
Posted on: 29/03/2011 07:03:10

From a piece of property just north of Winnipeg Manitoba. An artiesian well beside a 7 year old dug pond.. Most times it is capped but it seems to open and flood a bit every spring. The area is land locked for miles around except for the pond. It is about two miles from Oak Hammock Marsh. I found 4 dead fish in the water from the well.. 8 feet by two feet pool. They are 5 and a half inches long and have silver scales. The back fins are like individual barbs rather than smooth fins. Can you look at them and let me know what they are?
847 4 2 looks like a s...
07/05/2011 21:44:07
By : A.Smigel
5671
hermaproditism in gruopers actualy C.urodeta
Posted on: 28/03/2011 04:38:09

Hello. I am a student who will conduct research on C.urodeta. i'm from indonesia in Papua (manokwari). could you tell me when the hermaphrodite protogini on C.urodeta. whether there is a period when these fish are unknown gender, or whether this fish was born with a female fish and fish will become male. if this happens where there is mass interval (the time when the gender is unknown) when the female fish will be in pairs and then will be the male sex. i hope your help.. thanks...
436 1 0 http://www.fis...
01/05/2011 15:32:16
By : tyrano34
5670
Help Identifying a fish
Posted on: 25/03/2011 08:20:45

This is a request I received in my email this morning... e. ---- Hi, I am hoping that someone can help me identify this fish that I found on the beach between Sandy Beach and Emerald Beach (New South Wales, Australia) this morning. The banding on the fish was more obvious when it was wet. I haven't seen one of these before and would appreciate it if you could tell me what it is. Cheers.
572 1 2 I think it´s...
25/03/2011 18:32:42
By : Gerrit
5669
Need help identifying this fish.
Posted on: 23/03/2011 12:41:08

Hi, My friend caught this fish in a man made lake behind his house in Florida. So far, no one we know has been able to identify it, so we are reaching out to see if anyone might know what it is. Please see attached picture. Thanks you!
601 4 1 Tobias, you wr...
24/03/2011 21:56:49
By : Gerrit
5668
Armandia intermedia (blood worm)
Posted on: 21/03/2011 07:08:11

We found this 8inch long worm in our tropical aquarium (26 degrees C). We have only snails, and plants in a gravel base. There is at least one other of these worms in there. My question is, will he hurt the snails? We are also wondering how he would have got there? Maybe as eggs on bought plants? What is his diet? Should we put him back? Is he good for the aquarium? If we put back, how can his numbers be controlled? Should we introduce a fish? (that eats worms and not snails?)
904 1 1 Dear Carmel:...
25/09/2011 21:30:27
By : Neil
5667
Fish name?
Posted on: 18/03/2011 10:16:32

Could somebody help me to identify the fish on the attached photo?
541 3 1 Hi! What you h...
25/08/2011 21:12:19
By : Neil
5666
Bonaire - brilliant green grouper-like fish
Posted on: 18/03/2011 07:42:33

This seems an appropriate question on St. Patricks Day. On March 11, 2011 I swam with a solitary brilliant emerald green fish off the south end of Bonaire in the southern Carribean at about -60 ft. The fish had a heavy body, large lips, and was a pectoral fin swimmer...the tail barely moved. It was approximately 30 inches long and 10 inches wide at the belly. Though the pectoral fin motion was exceedingly rapid, overall fish swim speed was slow. There was a bright brown area on the head and upper back area. The green color was truly brilliant (not irridescent) emerald green (not olive). I've not seen that color on a fish before. Body shape was very grouper-like. The fish did not seemed frightened to be within two feet of me. I'm a fresh water fish biologist (salmonids), and while generally familiar with warm water fishes, have never encountered one like this. Please help! I have attached a poor drawing, and wish I had invested in an underwater camera.
646 2 0 Sounds like it...
20/03/2011 22:23:06
By : Louis
5665
Help! I need to identify attached fish
Posted on: 17/03/2011 02:30:20

Can anybody help me to identify this attached fish. I need it. Place: Gambia Thanks!
802 6 1 vcCVRy , [url=...
04/06/2011 23:01:25
By : cbwmxar
5664
Unidentified Sea-Moth from Zanzibar
Posted on: 10/03/2011 02:43:12

On a snorkelling trip in late Feb 2011 to Mnemba Atoll, on the eastern side of Zanzibar I saw this fish. To a non-ichthyologist such as myself it seems to be a Sea-Moth, but the shape, colouring and especially size (approx 25-30cm nose to tail) don't match any of the 5 Pegasidae species listed here. The fish is at a depth of around 2.5-3m and was close to a wall dropping away into deeper ocean. When at rest the fish lay on the sea-floor and extended its "wings" when it wanted to move forward, or perhaps scare us away. Sorry for the picture quality - the shot was taken with a simple disposable camera. Any thoughts on the species are welcomed!
2187 4 1 it is sea mons...
29/07/2011 20:56:04
By : lmfao
5663
Taurulus bubalis
Posted on: 04/03/2011 07:30:56

Attached is a photo of two specimens of Taurulus bubalis which I captured yesterday from Thornwick Bay, North Yorkshire, as part of my PhD work. I collected a lot in winter too, but until now (as shown on the photo), I've never seen one with spots on the pelvic fins. I notice on google images that other Taurulus bubalis do display this characteristic, but I was wondering if it's a sign of anything, i.e. sex? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
92757 179 1 ???? ?????? ??...
21/02/2018 11:44:28
By : englislaw
5662
2 sharks from Australia
Posted on: 23/02/2011 04:03:46

Hello, I saw these two sharks in the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia near Coral Bay. It was in March 2010. I think the first one is the whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) and the second one the grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos). Am I right with these identifications? Thanks in advance and best regards, Mario
520 0 2 No reply
5661
Unable to identify this Cozumel fish
Posted on: 19/02/2011 09:05:40

I've been diving and taking fish photos for nearly 40 years (more then 20 years in Cozumel), and haven't been stumped like this in a while. I spotted this guy at a depth of about 50 feet on Santa Rosa Wall in Cozumel Mexico on the afternoon of 10 February 2011. The large eye makes me think Cardinalfish or Soldierfish, but it was most definitely not red. I've color corrected the photo to the best of my ability. At the moment, I'm guessing it's a juvenile form of something common, but I've never seen it before. It was 3-4 inches long. Any ideas?
585 3 1 Thanks, Gerrit...
24/02/2011 22:34:07
By : Curt Harpold
5660
Uranoscopidae
Posted on: 10/02/2011 01:45:44

Can anybody tell me who first used the family name Uranoscopidae for fish in the genera Uranoscopus? I see some overlap of another family name in 19th century writings, and I wondered when it was decided? Thanks!
520 0 0 No reply
5659
Definition of marine fish
Posted on: 09/02/2011 05:36:21

I am sorry this is not an identification question... I have been able to find the definition of a freshwater fish, but I haven't manage to find the definition of marine fishes. Can anyone help me please? Thank you PS: a reference would be very welcomed
488 0 0 No reply
5658
Need help identifying a fish!
Posted on: 01/02/2011 02:51:53

A Green Fins member has asked for help identifying a fish he took a photo of on the reefs of P. Galera, Philippines last April. After asking many of the guests who come here, fellow dive guides and professional photographers alike, we are still clueless!
698 3 1 Hello Chloe....
25/08/2011 07:04:55
By : Neil
5657
2 anemonefish from Australia
Posted on: 28/01/2011 02:49:09

Hello, I took these pictures last year in Australia. The first one could be Amphiprion frenatus. I found this one in the Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth, Western Australia, in March. The second one could be Amphiprion akindynos. I found this one at the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, in May. Can anyone confirm my identifications? Or are they different species? Thanks in advance and best regards, Mario
869 2 2 Those are good...
25/09/2011 21:35:42
By : Neil
5656
Himantura granulata strange behavior
Posted on: 22/01/2011 05:20:41

Our videographer caught on tape a whipray making loud 'popping' noises. With each sound there was a corresponding puff of silt, so we know that it came directly from the animal. Can anyone help explain what it was doing? Our pet theory is that it made the sound to make it's prey 'twtich', thus emitting an electrical impulse that the whipray can detect. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Authorities for bluehead sucker and flannelmouth sucker
Posted on: 22/01/2011 06:17:08

Hey everyone, Anyone know a free source on the web where one can find authority names for north american fishes? Specifically- bluehead sucker, Catostomus discobolus, and flannelmouth sucker Catostomus latipinnis
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14/11/2012 13:37:12
By : LestOccusneno
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Oklahoma Fish Identification
Posted on: 18/01/2011 01:47:01

I've been identifying all the catches we've had at our lake here in Oklahoma, but I can't seem to identify this little guy. [IMG]http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/kingofthedock/Sunfish.jpg[/IMG] Anyone know for sure and have any reliable sources to back it up? I've tried looking all over the web. I want to post these fish on our family website as a reference guide to fishing at our lake, so I want to make sure I know my stuff. Thanks!
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31/03/2011 03:00:34
By : omegaman66
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Lethrinus sp.?
Posted on: 17/01/2011 05:26:14

Hello, these two pictures are from Western Australia. I took them in the Ningaloo Reef near Coral Bay, March 2010. I think the genus is Lethrinus but I´m not sure with the exact species. Maybe it is Lethrinus microdon? Can anyone identify this species? Thanks in advance and best regards, Mario
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25/09/2011 21:40:14
By : Neil
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Madagascar species ID help please.
Posted on: 13/01/2011 10:32:14

Hi All, I caught these four fish off the Northern coast of Madagascar. I understand the two are Alectis Sp., but are they Indian threadfin (A. indica) or African pompano (A. ciliaris)..? I was wondering whether the third photo is of a juvenile yellow-spotted trevally (C. fulvoguttatus), or a different Carangoides species..? The last photo illustrates what i have been informed is a 'green-spotted' trevally - but i cannot find what species/scientific name this trevally would be on fishbase? Any comments/suggestions most welcome. Thanks.
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24/01/2011 20:14:50
By : Gerrit
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Identification of colorful fish from the Azores
Posted on: 06/01/2011 07:06:10

I wonder if anyone can help identify this colorful fish from the Azores? Thank you in advance.
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29/04/2011 07:55:24
By : Max
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Fish-ID
Posted on: 06/01/2011 02:47:15

Hello! What fish is this? Paracirrhites forsteri (juvenil)? or another? Red Sea, Marsa Alam Greeting Gerrit
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04/06/2011 17:09:13
By : fvniccurbo
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Fish ID Red Sea, Marsa Alam
Posted on: 05/01/2011 03:30:16

Hey! What fish is this? Size 2-2.5 cm Paracirrhites forsteri (juvenil without spots at the top)? Or Labridae? Or something else? Best regards Gerrit
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2 freshwater species from Australia
Posted on: 03/01/2011 12:14:19

Hello, I took these two pictures in the Northern Territory, Australia, in the Litchfield National Park. I think they show Mogurnda mogurnda and Melanotaenia nigrans. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks in advance and best regards, Mario
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07/02/2011 08:42:31
By : Stephen Poole
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2 freshwater species from Australia
Posted on: 02/01/2011 11:11:53

Hello, I took the pictures in April in Australia, Northern Territory in the Litchfield National Park. I think they show Mogurnda mogurnda and Melanotaenia nigrans. Can anyone confirm this? Best regards, Mario
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25/09/2011 21:43:12
By : Neil


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