[Coral-List] Fish ID
mtupper at coastal-resources.org
Thu Apr 26 13:01:22 EDT 2012
Ignore my last email. I just took a look at some of my old pictures of
juvenile African pompano. This fish is not the same. Afrian pompano have a
diamond-shaped body whereas this is more elongate, and there is a black bar
through the eye which the African pompano does not have. I think Todd and
Les are correct - it is probably Zu cristatus. I've never seen a juvenile
before, but here is a photo identified as Zu cristatus that looks very
similar to your fish:
Les is right, fascinating fish and great photos. I think the hypothesis that
the filaments mimic stinging jellyfish fits this little guy even better than
the juvenile African pompano.
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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