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Unicorn Fish ? #2 latin dict size=95   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Scan533-unidentified_Filefish-by_John_White.jpg File size : 25694 bytes File date : 2000:03:03 01:56:15 Resolution: 559x407 Jpeg process : Baseline Posted Newsgroups: Posted Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 15:12:02 -0500
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Unicorn Fish ? #2

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John White
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This is a Filefish of some sort. Filefishes are similar to triggerfishes,
but with a single spine in the first dorsal fin (which can be seen very
well in the pictures), whereas a triggerfish has three spines. I was unable
to identify the species (I did encounter a Unicorn Filefish, but that has
a diifferent (longer) shape). A Unicorn fish is a species of Surgeonfish
with usually a horn on the head (but some species of the same genus have
smooth heads, to make things more complicated)

Martin Kramer

>I was unable to identify the species
Genus probably Monacanthus
Species could be M. ciliatus (Fringed Filefish)

Japanese Filefish Paramonacanthus japonicus looks like it.
Coloration is without useful features, leaving many possibilities open.

Martin Kramer

dan holstein Delete
it looks to me to be the planehead filefish. Stephanolepis hispidus -- used to be classified Monacanthus, but not anymore.
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