CORAL Mystery Fish with a Smile

14 Dec, 2018

Can you correctly identify this mystery fish, featured on the first CORAL Magazine cover for 2019?


It’s an easy one—or is it?

The fish shown is the cover image from the upcoming January/February 2019 issue of CORAL Magazine, photographed in the wild. Read Scott Michael’s profile of this and other related species of possible interest to reefkeepers with larger systems. Hint: The image was taken in a reef off Christmas Island, Australia, by award-winning photographer Gary Bell.

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Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL Magazine and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.

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  1. December 17, 2018

    Looks like a female Xanthichthys auromarginatus….. or Gilded / Blue throat triggerfish. She is a beauty.

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