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.

Check your answer…

1 Comment

  1. December 17, 2018

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

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