Mystery Fish

27 Sep, 2019

Can you identify this coral reef fish? Image by D. Knop/Koralle.

Can you identify this coral reef fish? Image by D. Knop/Koralle.

Hint: It’s not rare, but neither is it commonly seen. It’s part of a family that every reef aquarist should know.

Daniel Knop offers a profile of the species in the November/December 2019 CORAL (Species Spotlight).

BONUS Points: Fishbase.org and other sites say this species is endemic to Fiji. Is this correct?

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James Lawrence
James Lawrence

James Lawrence is editor & publisher of AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines and Microcosm, Ltd., publishers of a number of critically acclaimed and bestselling books in the aquarium field. He is the recipient of national and international awards for journalism, design, and publishing excellence. James Lawrence lives and works in Shelburne, Vermont.

5 Comments

  1. September 27, 2019

    Hi, my guess is Siganus uspi 😉 Ive shot one about 10 years ago at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum… so original I still remember it 😉

  2. September 27, 2019

    Looks like a variety of rabbit fish

  3. September 29, 2019

    Looks like a bunny fish

  4. October 01, 2019

    Bicolor Foxface
    (Siganus uspi)

  5. James Lawrence
    October 24, 2019

    Bicolor Foxface (Siganus uspi) is correct!

    Thanks everyone. See Daniel Knop’s Species Account in the November/December CORAL.

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