juvi Fiji fish ID needed

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  1. crispin

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    Hi guys, this fish was photo'd in Fiji and i am looking for an id on it. My personal guess is a Juvie black and white snapper (Macolor Niger) but others think its something else. any help?
     
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    Looks like one of the sweetlips to me.
    Would have to get my books to confirm name.
     
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    ok so whats the primary diffs between sweetlips and snapper? im getting myself confused
     
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    the shutterstock photo you have NJ is the one i used to get to Macolor Niger, but it realy does look like a sweetlips with that mouth. frustrating not to see the dorsal fin clearly.
     
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    Have you already been in fiji
     
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    Regretabkly not my friend. Ive pushed the honeymoon back by a year as we are just frazzelled after the wedding and need to recover some finances first. We are still planning on heading that way though:) Prob in November for 4 weeks
     
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    Hi Crispin,

    I'm tempted to agree with you, but it's really difficult to say from that photo alone.
    to add to that, there seems to be a very similar species called Macolor macularis that's often confused with M. niger
    I would say it could be anyone of them...
     
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    I looked at this fish now and it bears a lot more of a resemblance:
    Plectorhinchus picus

    P.vittatus has a little black nose
     
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    Its a Plectorhinchus picus
     
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    Yup I am also inclined to agree.
     
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    The tail also has more black.

    Another pic.


    plectorhinchus picus pictures - Google Search
     
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    agreed, thanks gents:)
     
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