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Topics for 2014
Topic # Discussion Topic Views Replies No. of pictures Last Reply
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Fish id
Posted on: 01/12/2014 12:07:04

Hi Guys Any idea what this is?
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Fish id
Posted on: 01/12/2014 12:05:55

i Guys Any idea what these are?
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Which grouper
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:11:37

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which scorpionfish
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:10:29

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which parrotfish 2
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:07:59

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which parrotfish
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:06:48

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which blenny
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:03:16

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which damsel 2
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:02:20

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which damsel
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:01:31

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which fusilier 3
Posted on: 30/11/2014 01:00:25

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which fusilier 2
Posted on: 30/11/2014 12:59:37

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Which fusilier
Posted on: 30/11/2014 12:58:31

Which species? Photographed at Phi Phi Islands
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Fish id
Posted on: 27/11/2014 12:36:13

Hi Guys Does anyone no what these are? Could they be Pimephales promelas or something similar?
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Fish ID
Posted on: 27/11/2014 12:46:52

Could you pleas help me ID these fish species photographed at Phi Phi, Thailand
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Are these some type of Clarias
Posted on: 25/11/2014 08:14:22

Hi Guys What are these, the picture was taken at Canary Warf, London, so they could have come from anywhere!
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need to id a fish
Posted on: 24/11/2014 11:49:15

I caught a fish last weekend and don't know what it is called, i threw it back. Can i eat it if it's the legal size? Can someone help me identify it.
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ID needed for two very similar Hemigrammus
Posted on: 20/11/2014 07:17:10

Could someone please with these two similar tetras.
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Could not identify this Mediterranean fish
Posted on: 15/11/2014 09:51:55

Hi, My dad fished it today, I searched in the database under country Lebanon but I could not find it. I'm not knowledgeable about fish species and could not identify it. He catched it off the shores of Lebanon. It peeked our curiosity because it's the first time we see this kind of fish here. Jean.
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What species is this blue blenny from Croatia?
Posted on: 13/11/2014 06:02:29

Closest I have found is that this could be of genus Salaria. Also Omobranchus punctatus is a candidate but Croatia is not it's native range. The image only shows the head, but there's the characteristic yellow stripes on the sides that could be the key to identification. Also the face is very narrow. It's was seen in the island of Mljet.
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Cyprinidae in Northern Alberta
Posted on: 04/11/2014 01:05:08

Can anyone help me with the ID of this Cyprinid sampled in Northern Alberta? Apologies for the bad pictures.
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Teratogenesis in fishes and developmental anomalies (e.g. micrognathia)
Posted on: 04/11/2014 04:48:25

Greetings to everyone. Does anyone have references for papers on Teratogenesis in fishes and developmental anomalies (e.g. micrognathia, underdeveloped fins, deformed skeleton etc..) Could you give me directions for the reasons that cause these defects and anomalies in their morphology. Thank you in advance.
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Identification of Fish Larve at Lombok, Indonesia
Posted on: 04/11/2014 02:37:22

Hi, i'm fajar Andriansyah, Student from Diponegoro University, Indonesia. I Have a some trouble to identify fish larva from Lombok. And this is my Research.. and i have some photo of fish larva. I hope this forum can help to identify my larvae. I would attach one of some picture of fish larvae. i wish this trouble can finish from this forum. Email : [email protected]
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ID Perciormes? Skeleton
Posted on: 23/10/2014 12:54:44

Hi, I'm new to FishBase but I've found it's identification pages to be very informative. However, I've struggled for days to get anywhere in the classification of this fish skeleton. This is for an undergraduate course, so I'm looking for a gentle push or affirmation rather than a species ID, although the species ID is a very small part of the assignment. I am fairly confident it is in Perciformes, just by eliminating other Actinopterygians. The family has been difficult as no diagnoses really match it. The number of fin spines suggests Cichlidae or Labridae to me but it doesn't have pharyngeal jaws that I can see. Have any Labroidei secondarily lost these? Here are the measurements I have taken, if they help: otal length 520cm, Standard length 42cm, Upper jaw length 3.5cm, Snout length 5.5cm, Orbit length 3cm, Postorbital length 5cm, Head length 13.5cm, Head depth 10cm, Head width 7cm, Interorbital width 6cm Pectoral fin length 10cm, Pelvic fin length 8.5cm (+4.5cm to head), Anal fin length (anteriorly) 13cm, Dorsal fin length ~4.5cm, Caudal peduncle length 9.5cm, Least caudal peduncle depth 4.5cm, Dorsal fin: o 17 spines, 13 soft rays • Pelvic fin: o Jugular; 1 spine, 5 soft rays • Anal fin o 3 spines, 10 Soft rays • Caudal fin o 18 soft rays, two halves • Pectoral 13 rays • Vertebrae 17 precaudal+ 14 caudal o 14 pairs pleural ribs Any clue would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Alex
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Freshwater FIshes
Posted on: 16/10/2014 12:27:10

How do I get an estimate of the number of freshwater fishes in the world? (registered in Fishbase?)
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'Doubtful' in Length-Weight Table
Posted on: 15/10/2014 02:05:24

What exactly do the entries in the 'Doubtful' column of the Length-Weight table indicate? (yes, no, (blank))
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Help: Fish constantly swimming upwards
Posted on: 13/10/2014 02:57:29

One day I noticed that one of my older cherry barbs was swimming upward, like he was struggling to stay afloat. I thought it was swim blatter disorder, and I did everything I could, but he died, I think from exhaustion. Then two of my younger barbs stared swimming like they were struggling up against a current too. I tired all sorts of medicine and parasite removers, but they still haven't recovered. I herd swim blatter disorder makes them struggle to stay down, not up, so what is this? Nitrate levels in my aquarium where high, but I got them down with some big water changes. I have 30 cherry barbs in a 20 gallon aquarium w/ plants (I know that's too many fish in one tank, I used to only have 3 cherry barbs, but they had a bunch of babies.)
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Identification of Fish (Immediate Response..)
Posted on: 07/10/2014 07:43:11

Can you help me identify the families and species these fishes belong? I just collected them from our province in the Philippines a day ago and I need help on knowing their scientific names. Your reply is much appreciated. Thank you!
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Posted on: 03/10/2014 11:12:16

hello i just wanna ask because i'm having trouble on identifying my fish according to its scientific name and its common name. How does chaetodon lunulatus differ from chaetodon trifasciatus especially on physical appearance/characteristics? I hope someone will answer my question because that would be a great help in my part. thank u:)
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How can I make my fish sink?
Posted on: 22/09/2014 09:02:52

I'm having problems of preserving a fish. This fish(shown in the pic) sank a day ago but when transferred to a new jar, it floated. How can I make it sink? :) I just don't want the death of this fish and the effort of catching it go to waste. Tnx :)
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Help with fish ID of lancetfish stomach content
Posted on: 18/09/2014 04:54:47

Could anyone help with the identification of this fish? I took this from a lancetfish stomach caught on a deep set longline around 700 miles NE of the Hawaiian Islands. I've looked though the entire data base here of deep-water fish in this area and cannot find this fish. I thought it might be a kind of juvenile Lophiiforme as it has a large gaping mouth and a distinctive pair of yellow sphenotic spines, however it has no lure, it's somewhat laterally compressed, and has rather small teeth. Also note the rough but slightly flaccid skin. Just getting this thing down to a family would be a great help. Thanks!
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How do you properly preserve a fish?
Posted on: 17/09/2014 09:18:19

Hi! We're going to preserve a fish; under family Chaetodontidae; It's a melon butterflyfish. We were given two options either in 10% formalin or 70% alcohol. Which one do you prefer best and are there certain steps before you put the fish in the jar aside from fixing its structures to make it erect? I heard that when you use alcohol, the fish loses its colors which my teacher I think does not want. I just don't want anything wrong to happen because this fish was so hard to get.. So is there anybody who can tell me or provide me some additional information? Thanks :) So far, I've placed it inside the freezer, but the question is, is it okay to do it(place inside the freezer) until I put it into the jar? Thanks also haha
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Can you help me identify this fish?
Posted on: 17/09/2014 05:02:56

We have a project of catching and preserving marine fishes of certain families. We have successfully caught one but we don't know what is the Scientific Name of this fish. I think maybe it's a butterflyfish under family Chaetodontidae, but as I've seen pictures, I can't find a butterflyfish exactly like this one(except a resemblance for the long upper fin.) Can someone help us identify this fish? For that certain person who can help us enlighten as to what this fish really is, thank you! :) Caught at Divinubo Is., Eastern Visayas, Eastern Samar, Philippines.
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Help identify an eel found burrowing on a FL sandbar
Posted on: 09/09/2014 09:19:55

I was with my family and dog on the Peanut Island sandbar in Palm Beach, FL at low tide yesterday. A few feet from the water's edge I noticed a deep red/burgundy colored worm-like tail sticking out of the mud/sand. I approached it carefully and dug my hands under the sand, rapidly excavating a hole. What turned out to be an eel, possibly a type of moray, began scurrying about on the sand and rapidly trying to burrow itself back down. As I dug again and again trying to keep him on top long enough to get a good look, I uncovered a second eel also. Both dove into the sand and burrowed rapidly, but not deeply. I did capture them each individually, but I did not have a camera available. One was approximately 14" long the other was approximately 18-20" about as thick in diameter as a sharpie at its thickest. These eels were a deep red/burgundy in color with white edges running along the dorsal fin. The dorsal fin began near the head and ran all the way back, tapering toward the tail. The anal fin was similarly white edged, although I did not take note of how far forward it began. The mouth was white and the lower jaw was slightly shorter than the upper jaw. The tail end was flattened. The gills were pronounced and puffed out. Teeth were present in the mouth and the lower law was hinged. They were not aggressive toward me although I gave them careful respect just to be safe. Water temperature was in the high eighties, and for those unfamiliar with the area, was approximately 1/2 mile from the ocean inlet.
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Asking for fish species
Posted on: 02/09/2014 11:41:46

It seems like a genus "bathygobius" species. Dose anyone know it's name?? thanks!!
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L 50% Maturity curve by Lysack’s, 1980 equation
Posted on: 01/09/2014 03:32:37

Hi Sir i am doing my research on lutjanus but have some problem regarding L 50% maturity graph pl suggest me how can plot the logistic curve by non linear regression analysis for estimation of L 50 % maturity of fish. Thanks
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Fish ID
Posted on: 23/08/2014 01:09:38

Hello, this was caught in Miami, Florida. Anyone know what kind of fish this is?
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Any idea what fish this is? Saw it in Eastern Washington
Posted on: 11/08/2014 01:21:31

I know it's a really bad picture to identify, but it has my wife and i quite perplexed
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Any idea what fish this is? Saw it in Eastern Washington
Posted on: 11/08/2014 01:19:01

I know it's a really bad picture to identify, but it has my wife and i quite perplexed
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Posted on: 07/08/2014 10:33:16

Hi guys does anyone know the name of this fish? It was taken at Bedok Jetty Singapore
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Posted on: 06/08/2014 12:16:01

Hi guys Can anyone identify this Goby taken in Thailand?
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Posted on: 05/08/2014 06:51:42

Hi Guys Does anyone know what this fish is It was taken at Bedok Jetty, Singapore.
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any idears
Posted on: 02/08/2014 04:47:37

Can anyone id this fish for me found in the river teme in Worcester approximately 22inches and around 2.5lb
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any idears
Posted on: 02/08/2014 04:40:41

Can anyone id this fish for me found in the river teme in Worcester approximately 22inches and around 2.5lb
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Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell, 1837) Great hammerhead
Posted on: 31/07/2014 03:20:00

I have noticed that the above skark does not have an Afrikaans name in your database. May I suggest ''Groot-hammerkophaai''? I have been communicating with Prof Phil Heemstra on this issue and he said that they have used the exact name in their book ''Smiths’ Sea Fishes'', published by Macmillan South Africa in 1986. I am representing the Afrikaans Wikipedia; we use Fishbase as an external link on all our fish articles. Best regards.
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Miss identification of grouper found in the Red Sea
Posted on: 23/07/2014 02:18:32

The photo attached is of a fish with the common name in Arabic Najil which we caught in the Read Sea in 2014. Najil, according to FishBase is Plectropomus pessuliferus, however it is not the same in appearance. The fish on the photo is very sought after in the Middle East, however I was until now unable to correctly identify it with certainty. I was suspecting it could be Epinephelus guttatus, however it seems as if they do not exist in the Red Sea.I have the Smiths Sea Fishes, 1986, however cannot find any rock cod or grouper that resembles it. I do not have the fin formula.
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Could Plotosus limbatus grow to 66cms?
Posted on: 14/07/2014 06:25:25

Fishbase says Plotosus limbatus grows to a max of 41cm. I've seen several of "my" catfish which are bigger than that. One was 66cm long. Is it still most likely to be Plotosus limbatus? Or could it be the White-lipped eel catfish far from its normal range?
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Can anyone identify these fish?
Posted on: 11/07/2014 03:00:53

All has been trawled up in June 2004 by the Belgian trawler Z.121 Deborah, in the bay of Biscaye ,France
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Posted on: 08/07/2014 07:30:05

Identification unsure, type of emperor
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Posted on: 08/07/2014 07:27:53

identification unsure, type of emperor
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Scad or other? The photos wouldn't load last time, so I'm trying again.
Posted on: 03/07/2014 10:31:49

Description : The photos wouldn't load last time, so I'm trying again.Taken in USVI. I came a cross a large school of these at the mouth of a bay. Water depth maybe 50 feet. They look to me like a species of Scad, but not Big Eye. Am I on the right track? Thanks
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Posted on: 27/06/2014 07:48:43

Hi, Is there an API available for fishbase? I would realy like that.
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fish id
Posted on: 22/06/2014 06:42:09

Hi Guys Is this a siamese algae eater - Gyrinocheilus aymonieri?
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Posted on: 21/06/2014 06:52:38

Any one know what these are in the first pic 2nd photo can anyone identify these? 3rd photo any one know what this platy is called? 4th and this one?
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Posted on: 21/06/2014 06:41:24

Hi Guys Ant one no the scientifc name for this one please
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Posted on: 21/06/2014 06:11:02

Hi Guys Can anyone identify the first pic could it be a tin foil barb? Could the second picture be the same? third picture could these be Barbonymus schwanenfeldii?
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2 more photo's
Posted on: 21/06/2014 12:24:58

Hi Guys any idea what these two are
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Posted on: 21/06/2014 11:34:09

Hi Guys What sort of Cichlid is this one? 1st two pics The third pic is this another Midas Cichlid 4th picture Cichlasoma severum? 5th picture?
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Which fish
Posted on: 21/06/2014 11:13:40

Is this Xiphophorus maculatus?
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Xiphophorus hellerii?
Posted on: 21/06/2014 10:47:36

Hi Guys Is this Xiphophorus hellerii or another?
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Posted on: 21/06/2014 10:41:00

Hi Guys Is this a type of Ompok and if so which one?
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what is this species ?
Posted on: 17/06/2014 01:49:33

This was taken in the Red Sea. It looks like a juvenile E. Tauvina grouper, but the head is very large. Any help will be appreciated Thanks
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What are these fishes?
Posted on: 13/06/2014 11:24:55

These pictures are taken around 2 days ago in a shallow reef (no more than 2 m / 6-1/2 foot) in Maldives. For P1110012.JPG I was thinking about Trachinotus Bailloni or Caesio Lunaris but it's not For P1110014.JPG there was a Balistoides Viridescens and what's the other one? Thank you very much!
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Scad or other?
Posted on: 12/06/2014 08:03:32

Taken in USVI. I came a cross a large school of these at the mouth of a bay. Water depth maybe 50 feet. They look to me like a species of Scad, but not Big Eye. Am I on the right track? Thanks
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The fish torsk
Posted on: 04/06/2014 08:01:31

Once, I owned a book about fish that had the name torsk for a fish, related to cod, but I have not been able to find any other references to this name. In my native language (Swedish) torsk is the name for cod, and lyrtorsk is your pollock, and seithe is our sej (or gråsej). So is torsk used as a name for a fish species in the UK?!
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What kind of livebearer
Posted on: 01/06/2014 10:07:52

I've had these weird livebearers for a while but everywhere I've went no one could identify them. They seem to be cold tollerant and have a low number of fry. They were sold to me under feeder guppies but I'm 100% sure they aren't
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Orange and white fish, Bohol, Philippines
Posted on: 01/06/2014 07:28:35

Not a good photo I'm afraid but any idea what these are?
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Colorful fish, Bohol, Philippines
Posted on: 01/06/2014 07:27:17

Three different species here. Any idea what any of them is?
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Yellow-colored fish (possible an Angel fish?), Bohol, Philippines
Posted on: 01/06/2014 07:25:05

Any idea what this is? Seen off the coast of Bohol, Philippines
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Sandy colored fish, near Bohol, Philippines
Posted on: 01/06/2014 07:21:18

Any idea what these are? They seemed to stay very close to the rocks and blended in with the sand. Bohol, Philippines.
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Jellyfish, Philippines
Posted on: 01/06/2014 07:12:38

Saw this off the coast of Bohol. Any idea what species?
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School of fish, Philippines
Posted on: 01/06/2014 06:52:34

Saw this off Bohol island. The fish stayed close together always. Not sure whether they are adults or young. Any idea what they are?
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Posted on: 31/05/2014 12:51:33

What is common name of Cyprinio watsoni?
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Shark ID (definitive post)
Posted on: 28/05/2014 08:38:32

Can anyone identify this species? The photos were taken along the shore of San Antonio Bay, at Aransas NWR, TX. Two fishermen had just caught it from a small fishing pier. (Last post didn't get all the pictures and I couldn't ad them after so I am re-posting my question.)
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Shark Identification
Posted on: 28/05/2014 08:12:41

Can anyone identify this species? The photos were taken along the shore of San Antonio Bay, at Aransas NWR, TX. Two fishermen had just caught it from a small fishing pier.
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3 fishes from the Kiel bight, Germany
Posted on: 21/05/2014 01:24:01

Hello everybody, yesterday we caught these three fishes in the Kiel Bight near Laboe and Stein in northern Germany. Can anyone help us with the Identification? Fish 1: Pomatoschistus pictus? (2 pics) Fish 2: Pomatoschistus pictus? (1 pic) Fish 3: juvenile Cyclopterus lumpus? (2 pics) Thanks in advance! Best regards, Mario
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seafood loan
Posted on: 16/05/2014 10:42:00

we are offering loan to any seafood us for more info
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Species identification
Posted on: 11/05/2014 05:37:27

I am interested in knowing the name of these two species scientist.Picture1 and Photo 2
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Name of Paracheirodon Simulans
Posted on: 09/05/2014 05:28:44

The name "Paracheirodon simulans" is inappropriate. I suggest "Paracheirodon Geryi" or "Hyphessobrycon Geryi". Best regards.
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Help identifying some fish
Posted on: 28/04/2014 12:03:02

Hi! I have some photos of fish I took at available light in water. Most are not very close-up. Still I wonder if someone can help me to identify the fish. Despite of that I have no idea about, I have a few where I'm not sure. I'm new to diving and fish (and fishbase)... So, would anybody try to help me? Preferrably I'd like not to write one message for each image. What is the recommended procedure? I'll add one example (This one is actually close-up). Ulrich
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Posted on: 26/04/2014 03:27:54

Hi Guys Would any one know the name of this flatworm?
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fish id
Posted on: 25/04/2014 04:34:53

Hi Guys Another one for you, we have identified this fish as Buffalo sculpin - Enophrys bison because the picture was taken in Santa Cruz USA however it has antlers and wondered if we had it wrong and maybe it is the Antlered sculpin - Enophrys diceraus but in the wrong place. r maybe we are just way off and need some help!
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Hi Guys
Posted on: 25/04/2014 02:39:01

This fish was taken in Taba Heights, Egypt, could this be the Oman anemonefish - Amphiprion omanensis, or just the Red Sea Anemonefish - Amphiprion bicinctus, I know it is in the wrong place!
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Hi Guys
Posted on: 25/04/2014 11:27:21

Can anyone help with this one, it was taken in Swansea Channel, NSW Could it possibly be the Double-spot Damsel - Pomacentrus bipunctatus? I know it is the wrong area?
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What is this fish? giant kelpfish???
Posted on: 15/04/2014 02:05:15

I don't yet have any other info on the fish. I emailed for more. I could swear this looks like a fish from the kelp forest of California that I have seen picture of before. But now I can't seem to find what fish this is when I thought it would take 2 minutes. Help!!!
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grunts v croakers
Posted on: 12/04/2014 01:56:27

Hi Guys Are these juvenile white grunts or a croaker?
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Posted on: 06/04/2014 02:45:21

These were taken in the Palm Beach area of Florida and I could do with help identifying them. Not sure if they are all the same, could they be Hippocampus ingens or erectus or even reidi? The one with all the appendages was found close to the stout yellow one, could it be a mate?
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Data extraction
Posted on: 31/03/2014 04:41:39

Dear all, I have just a little question about the use of data from Fishbase. I would use data from a lot of species for a macroecological study. So I need a lot of information about fish species (occurrence, life history traits...). To extract data, do I need to do this species by species or can I download the entire dataset I need? Thanks a lot for you help
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Id needed Pseudanthias sp?
Posted on: 24/03/2014 08:24:10

Recent survey in Tonga, need help with id please.
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Juvenile Hind, Grouper, Mutton Hamlet
Posted on: 19/03/2014 08:51:03

Hello, This was taken in USVI. Fish was hiding next to a sponge in 10 feet of water. Is it possible a Mutton Hamlet? Thanks for any verification you could offer. Barb
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Trophic Level value
Posted on: 16/03/2014 03:54:06

Hey, In the on the diet link there is a value given for Trophic level, for example, for the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, values are given of 2.3 and 3.6. I was just wondering if anyone could fill me in on how this value is calculated? I havent been able to find an explanation and it isn't something I have come across before. Thanks, Allan
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Posted on: 14/03/2014 08:12:45

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What kind of animal or seacreature is this?
Posted on: 09/03/2014 01:24:42

I found this creature in the shallow waters in playa del Cura. I wonder what kind of animal it is?
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unidentified eel
Posted on: 21/02/2014 08:42:12

These pictures of a moray eel was taken at Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia. Neither I nor my contacts have been able to identify it. Nor does there seem to be an exact match on the fishbase page. Closest lookalike is gymnothorax kidako, not previously associated with this area. Any ideas please.
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fingerlings for mariculture sp ,
Posted on: 20/02/2014 11:40:28

where can one get red and grey snappers, red and grey mullets, blue sported seabass, dungat and white groupers fingerlings for culturing
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Freshwater Fish Vulnerability and Resilience
Posted on: 12/02/2014 01:39:51

Hello, I am trying to gather more information on how FishBase has calculated the values for vulnerability and resilience. Much of this is new to me, and I am trying to apply the calculations in the literature (most of which is for marine fishes) to freshwater fishes in large rivers. The purpose of this is to show fish community changes over time that could potentially result from industrial development. Any input on these variables would be greatly appreciated.
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Puntius anchisporus - identification or distribution
Posted on: 10/02/2014 07:33:02

As part of a broad study of wetlands, we have been doing a survey of the fresh water fish in Way Kambas National Park Sumatra, Indonesia. We have identified what we believe to be Puntius Anchisporus. However fish base says it is endemic to Borneo and only found there. Either we have wrong ID and need advice, or the distribution could be adjusted. Can you advise? I have attached photo of fish. thanks Claire Save Indonesian Endangered Species fund
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Scarus altipinnis
Posted on: 09/02/2014 09:13:02

This picture of a juvenile Filamet-fin Parrotfish - Scarus altipinnis was taken at Lily Beach in the Maldives, but according to everything I have read including fish base information this is only found in the Pacific So has this just ended up in the Maldives as sometimes happens or is this a juvenile from another fish!
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Rockmover Wrasse
Posted on: 09/02/2014 04:43:36

Could this be a yellow form of rockmover wrasse or some other?
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Posted on: 01/02/2014 06:49:09

Hi guys Can you help identify this goby taken in Palau!
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siganus luridus
Posted on: 01/02/2014 05:23:39

Hi Guys This was taken in Sri Lanka, could it be Siganus luridus even though it is in the wrong place?
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catfish identification
Posted on: 31/01/2014 12:52:30

Goodevening, I would like to know what kind of catfish is it in the photos. Thanks Andrea Pascarelli
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Any help with ID would be appreciated!
Posted on: 30/01/2014 12:18:06

I found several of these fish in an estuary in Northeast Florida (St. Augustine). The fish was approximately 32 mm in length. I have been having difficulty identifying them. They resemble the freshwater goby to me, but the salinity of the water was 39ppt. They were collected over a sandy bottom. I appreciate any help anyone can offer!
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Access version problem
Posted on: 27/01/2014 09:00:06

I have the FishBase 2004 CD. If I try to run the program, it tells me that Access 2002 is missing, but I have Access 2010. Is there a way to run the program with Access 2010? Thanks
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Fish morphology terminology
Posted on: 21/01/2014 10:17:25

I am writing an article for Knipowitschia goerneri (Corfu Dwarf Goby) in the Greek version of Wikipedia and I'm having trouble understanding and translating part of the description. Could someone please explain what these codes stand for: 01 VI, D2 1/8, A 1/8, P 15-16 I assume the letters are abbreviations for ventral, dorsal 2, anal and pectoral but I have no idea what the numbers mean. Thanks
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Re: max length data for Citharinus latus
Posted on: 09/01/2014 07:57:57

On the species page for Citharinus latus, the maximum length is listed as 84.0 cm, but on the fish list for Casamance river (basin), it is listed as 102.5 cm. Is there a reason for this difference? Thanks.
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