Any Ideas????

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  1. Real Life

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    Hello All,
    I or should I say we (lIghty and I) are in need of a little help on identifying a fish we caught this last Friday. It has the exact body shape of an elegant wrasse. It does not have the larger dorsal like a leaf wrasse (and there was a bigger one which we didn't catch). It is more modeled in coloration than spotted. Thanks for all of you help!;)
    Trust it is OK to ask for help on your behalf lIghty. If not it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.:whistling::thumbup:

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  3. Mekaeel

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    Looks like a juvi Picture wrasse Halichoeres nebulosus.
     
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    Don't know about you Real Life, but think Meks has it right. just googled for more pics and it matches.
     
  5. Roadblock

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    That is a jewled wrasse from the macropharyngodon family
     
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    I thought it was from the macropharyngodon family but I could not find a species pic that matches. It is this family that has this same body style. The body style of the nebulosus is not quite right. I have had a juvi one of those last year and the body was different and it always has a spot on the back dorsal. Even as a juvi. These guys have no spot. Again just my 2 cents. Certainly not the expert.;)
     
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    Thanks Road block ;)for the name. It is a jewel wrasse BUT it is from another family with the same body style as the Macrophary....whatever.
    Image Record: [121676] Halichoeres lapillus
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    Contributor: John Randall
    Submitter: Richard Pyle

    Specimen id: 120709
    Basis of record: - Specimen
    Sex: Unknown
    Form: Indeterminate
    Stage: Adult
    Catalog number: 21715
    Collector: J.E. Randall and M.S. Christensen
    Date collected: 1977-06-21
    Locality
    Locality Id: 112226
    Continent ocean: [INDIAN OCEAN] - INDIAN OCEAN
    Country: [SOUTH AFRICA] - SOUTH AFRICA
    Locality: KwaZulu-Natal; Sodwana Bay, N end; reef 1 km offshore
    Latitude:
    Longitude:
    Elevation (m):
     
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    from what i remember this isnt your everyday average catch.. could be wrong though.. nice...
     
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    Agreed Les. Not as common like what the Picture wrasse is.
     

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