Fish ID needed

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Tim S, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. Tim S

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    Hi all,
    Can someone ID the puffer and wrasse for me please. Cannot find in the books I have looked in.

    Thanks

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  3. darrencon

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    Blue spotted puffer?
     
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    Pic 2 Bennets Toby , Pic 1 ...not suer Basslets Wrasse
     
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    Sure it is not a Cigar Wrasse???
     
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    Tim, google Wrasse and check out the pics - there are litterealy thousands to look through and they are all clearly titled which will answer your question.
    I have seen 1 or two which could be close but not being able to see the colouring properly relative to other fish it certainly makes it a challenge to identify correctly.
     
  7. Tim S

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    Tried Google. Over 800 types of Wrasse. Did not find it. This is a local one. Some of the guts in KZN might know of it. I must say he did not look so nice when 1st caught him, but he's looking nicer every month.
     
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    Hi Tim were they bought or caught? I remember seeing a toby & maybe the wrasse aswell at sam's recently.
     
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    For right now, I can tell you for certain that the wrasse is called W4 in my book. There is a certain scientific name but the common name as I say is W4
     
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    An attempt was made to try and simplify fish ID and import ordering. here is a version of the list. Note wrasse w4 can be ????? reference to the group [FONT=Times-Italic+2][FONT=Times-Italic+2]Halichoeres
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    [/FONT][/FONT]http://www.zoosign.com/fish.pdf
     
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  11. Tim S

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    Yes, both caught on the Wild Coast.
     
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    WOW awsum toby & right on our coastline, I'm not to sue but it does look very close to the blue spotted toby almost identical but his facial lines is not like the blue spotted toby. I'll search some more on that one k. As for the wrasse I have no idea sorry
     
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