Striped Large-eye Bream [Gnathodentex aureolineatus]

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Striped Large-eye Bream, Gnathodentex aureolineatus. Easily recognized from a yellow blotch on the back. Inhabits subtidal reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs. May be solitary or in groups. Sometimes forms aggregations of about a hundred or more individuals. Feeds at night on benthic invertebrates like crabs and gastropods, occasionally on small fish. Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands (excluding the Hawaiian Islands), north to Japan, south to Australia. Recently reported from Norfolk Island. Wikipedia doesn’t have an article on this fish.

 Pictures: Cook Islands by Sami Salmenkivi


Gold Saddle Rabbitfish [Siganus guttatus]

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Siganus guttatus is a Rabbitfish from the Eastern Indian Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 42 cm in length.

 Pictures: Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi