[Coral-List] Fish ID
mtupper at coastal-resources.org
Thu Apr 26 12:34:46 EDT 2012
I'm pretty sure that is the early juvenile stage of Alectis ciliaris, the
African pompano, which is a Carangid (jack/trevally family). The long
filaments are thought to mimic the stinging tentacles of a jellyfish, giving
the juvenile pompano some protection from predation. I've never seen one
that young before. The markings on the fin filaments are really striking.
Dr. Mark Tupper, Director of Environmental Science
Coastal Resources Association
Head Office: 16880 87 Ave., Surrey, BC, Canada V4N 5J4
Email: mtupper at coastal-resources.org
Philippines: c/o Rio Mijares
Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines 9103
On Thu Apr 26 9:55 , Alice Grainger sent:
This fish was recently spotted off Nusa Penida by the Aquatic Alliance
So far no one has been able to ID it, though many suspect it is a juvenile
of some description.
Any help in identifying this remarkable fish would be gratefully received.
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