A: What’s Wrong with this Fish?

18 Nov, 2021

QUESTION: Know what’s wrong with this attractive little reef fish? Can you name the species?

Answer:

Nothing!

In the first place, it is a Yellow Assessor, Assessor flavissimus.

And, CORAL author Scott Michael explains this image he took while on dive trip south of the Equator within the Coral Triangle.

“No, it is not a case of problem buoyancy or a mistake by an overworked editor, the Assessors often swim upside down with their bellies oriented toward overhang ceilings.

“This particular individual is an unusual color form from Papua New Guinea, photographed hovering beneath a rocky ledge.”  

Read all about it in the January/February CORAL Magazine, arriving in homes and local retail shops in the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

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Reef To Rainforest

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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