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Ryukyu Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus ryukyuensis)

Observer

ellapennington

Date

May 8, 2024 04:56 PM PST

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What

Redfin Bream (Monotaxis heterodon)

Observer

slebris

Date

September 16, 2017 04:30 PM +10

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What

Woodhead's Angelfish (Centropyge woodheadi)

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maractwin

Date

October 11, 2019 07:08 AM EDT

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What

Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)

Observer

uwkwaj

Date

November 9, 2012

Description

Juvenile

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What

Wedgetail Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)

Observer

rawalker

Date

March 24, 2024 03:08 PM HST

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sudachi

Date

July 12, 2015 01:05 PM JST

Description

Halichoeres tenuispinis
ホンベラ

Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
静岡県熱海市

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Chain-lined Wrasse (Halichoeres leucurus)

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 26, 2014 11:35 AM EST

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What

Flasher Wrasses (Genus Paracheilinus)

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emikok

Date

February 23, 2020 10:35 PM +11

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Blackspot Snapper (Lutjanus fulviflamma)

Observer

andrew-taylor

Date

January 19, 2024 09:30 AM WIT

Description

Depth (m): 8.9
Water temperature (C): 29.4
Dive Site: Mioskon, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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Monster Shrimpgoby (Tomiyamichthys oni)

Observer

manta_luke

Date

May 19, 2021 07:39 AM NZST

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What

Blacksaddle Snake Eel (Ophichthus cephalozona)

Observer

leonperrie

Date

July 1, 2023 12:04 PM +12

Place

Vuda, Fiji (Google, OSM)

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Marbled Snake Eel (Callechelys marmorata)

Observer

tomvierus

Date

May 24, 2023 06:38 PM +12

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Great Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)

Observer

sylvieomnes

Date

March 2024

Description

2d observation of a female .

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Great Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)

Observer

okiedivenut

Date

January 2016

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Cook's Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus cookii)

Observer

tmenut

Date

January 25, 2024 01:17 PM +07

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Pink-snouted Wrasse (Halichoeres kallochroma)

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

February 28, 2009 06:38 PM AEDT

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What

Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare)

Observer

nareeratboonchai

Date

April 28, 2023 10:29 AM +07

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What

Caribbean Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum)

Observer

sandrapalomino

Date

May 13, 2023 11:49 AM EST

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What

North American Freshwater Catfishes (Family Ictaluridae)

Observer

william_deml

Date

December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST

Description

This observation is of the Fish, rather than the Snake that ingested it (listed separately).

My colleagues and I took this photograph of an actual original and unique X-Ray (physical "hard copy") film made in the Emergency Room of the University hospital in which I worked night shifts back in 2002. It was the regional center for medical treatment of snake bites in north central Florida. This Florida Cottonmouth's (Agkistrodon conanti) coiled body, head to tail, can be measured on the original film by laying a piece of string on the image, tracing the course of the backbone. At 58 inches, or 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) then, this a pretty large snake as Water Moccasins go.

What's more, one of the main reasons we X-rayed it at all was that it had clearly recently eaten something. It had a large bulge in it's stomach, down about a third of it's body length, just past its air-filled lungs that are visible on the film as well defined darker shapes. We found the bulge was a big fish with a large blunt bony skull and easily discernable swim bladder, which we thought to be a catfish (though we lacked an Ichthyologist amongst the E.R. staff of course).

I can follow the fish's spine for much of its length in the image, but lose it somewhere along the snake's lung in the extreme right of the picture. There is an interesting and distinct structure visible at the top that looks to me like a bony spine at the front of the dorsal fin. The skull is about 7 centimeters long, and the fin spine about 3 centimeters long, measured directly from the actual film. I don't know whether the loose dense material below the swim bladder represents the fish's stomach contents, or something else in the snake's stomach. The X-Ray film was 11 by 14 inches in size, so the fish must have been roughly around a foot (30 centimeters) long in total. We did not, in any case dissect the snake in the E.R.

My impression at the time was that this was most likely something like a Brown Bullhead, just judging from what I could make out of its size and shape. It would be fascinating to hear from someone more familiar with fish skeletons and anatomy. I am sure identification from an X-Ray is possible, considering what can be done with even fossil remains among experts. I will defer to anyone with more experience reading fish X-rays.

The Radiological Technician that made the actual exposure for us on film, at my request, wrote the details of the exposure for future reference on the film itself, which, though the film suffered damage when it was later stolen from my vehicle inside a locked briefcase and dumped out in a back alley and further mistreated both by the thieves and the weather, I can still read most of what he wrote with a "magic marker":
"40(or 46) MA
1 MAS
56 KV"
Are there any X-Ray Tech's out there who can confirm that that is in fact a good exposure for a big dead snake with enclosed fish?

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Honeycomb Grouper (Epinephelus merra)

Observer

lkustra

Date

November 5, 2023 09:18 AM +10

Description

Herald South Cay Beach Snorkel 5Nov am

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Gilded Triggerfish (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)

Observer

brentonprigge

Date

June 17, 2018 10:11 AM WITA

Description

Gilded Triggerfish (Xanthichthys auromarginatus) Female

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Gilded Triggerfish (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)

Observer

marcelllo

Date

December 30, 2023 11:37 AM HST

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What

Dusky Butterflyfish (Chaetodon flavirostris)

Observer

indlovu

Date

December 7, 2023 04:34 PM AEST

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What

Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens)

Observer

wrfbiolum

Date

March 25, 2023 11:12 AM +07

Description

snorkeling

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French Angelfish (Pomacanthus paru)

Observer

benzerante

Date

June 2021

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Yellow-speckled Chromis (Chromis alpha)

Observer

quokka2

Date

August 7, 2021 12:10 PM +12

Description

Outer reef. 8-23m. Rich coral growth.

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What

Longnose Butterflyfishes (Genus Forcipiger)

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francoislibert

Date

March 7, 2023 09:38 AM WITA

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maractwin

Date

October 13, 2009 05:14 PM EDT

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What

Yellowfoot Shrimpgoby (Vanderhorstia phaeosticta)

Observer

davidr

Date

June 21, 2023 06:22 PM PST

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raphetnature

Date

June 12, 2023 04:52 PM +12

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Masked Puffer (Arothron diadematus)

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grey_moss

Date

October 28, 2023 03:43 PM EET

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Red Squirrelfish (Sargocentron rubrum)

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desertnaturalist

Date

October 21, 2023 08:53 AM WIT

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Whitespotted Filefish (Cantherhines macrocerus)

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thenameissami

Date

November 2, 2022 04:10 PM EST

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Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)

Observer

thenameissami

Date

November 2, 2022 03:39 PM EST

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French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum)

Observer

mdunlavey

Date

October 19, 2023 08:39 AM CST

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Redband Parrotfish (Sparisoma aurofrenatum)

Observer

mdunlavey

Date

October 19, 2023 08:39 AM CST

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What

Batfishes (Genus Platax)

Observer

antjesus

Date

June 9, 2023 03:02 PM +09

Place

Palau (Google, OSM)

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What

Sideburn Wrasse (Pteragogus trispilus)

Observer

rafi1

Date

May 19, 2021 12:47 PM IDT

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Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

September 18, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

Description

Eastern Comma in background for comparison

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What

Spotted-cheek Damselfish (Pomacentrus spilotoceps)

Observer

quokka2

Date

July 5, 2023 03:28 PM +12

Place

Lau, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Snorkel end of island where outer reef comes right in. Very high current with change of tide.

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Bengal Sergeant (Abudefduf bengalensis)

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jessmh1

Date

March 18, 2023

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

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floydehayes

Date

March 25, 2023 10:42 AM +12

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Pinstriped Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus)

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delanalouw

Date

November 29, 2022 02:58 PM +12

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Redfin Bream (Monotaxis heterodon)

Observer

petdoc

Date

May 26, 2018 09:51 AM PDT

Description

Observed while snorkeling

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What

Redfin Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunulatus)

Observer

opisska

Date

April 10, 2023 01:38 AM WITA

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heni

Date

July 3, 2017 02:10 PM NZST

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What

Goldmann's Sandgoby (Istigobius goldmanni)

Observer

johan98800

Date

November 9, 2019 12:36 PM +11

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What

Speckled Squirrelfish (Sargocentron punctatissimum)

Observer

misenus

Date

March 24, 2014 11:02 PM +0430

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What

Silverstreak Anthias (Pseudanthias cooperi)

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

December 26, 2022

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What

Goldmann's Sandgoby (Istigobius goldmanni)

Observer

brian_r_mayes

Date

February 2, 2023 08:23 AM AEDT

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What

Panther Flounder (Bothus pantherinus)

Observer

amir1987

Date

January 19, 2023 04:18 PM +05

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What

Bluegill Longfin (Plesiops corallicola)

Observer

prickly_sculpin

Date

January 2023

Place

Fiji (Google, OSM)

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What

Ocellate Glidergoby (Valenciennea longipinnis)

Observer

quokka2

Date

December 23, 2022 03:16 PM +12

Description

Drift snorkel over shallows Nuku Reef / sandbar.

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Halfmoon Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus lunula)

Observer

clairegoiran

Date

December 2, 2022 09:08 AM +11

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What

Triggerfishes (Family Balistidae)

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jtomoleoni

Date

August 30, 2013 08:12 PM PDT

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What

Black Rabbitfish (Siganus fuscescens)

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clairegoiran

Date

October 29, 2022 10:40 AM +11

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What

Barred Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus fasciatus)

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johnsear

Date

September 5, 2021 12:53 PM AEST

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Snake Eels (Family Ophichthidae)

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alesbucek

Date

August 28, 2022 03:22 PM JST

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Yano's Glidergoby (Valenciennea yanoi)

Observer

maractwin

Date

August 17, 2015 08:50 AM WIB

Description

Below the wormfish.

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Shoulderspot Goby (Gnatholepis cauerensis)

Observer

maractwin

Date

May 7, 2016 08:02 AM ADT

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Common Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Observer

ivansls

Date

July 31, 2022 12:49 PM +09

Description

9m

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Observer

lampropelter

Date

June 26, 2022 04:26 PM EDT

Description

What happened here?

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Danaid Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus)

Observer

tapbirds

Date

September 21, 2008 02:55 AM PDT

Description

Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina), Mumbai India

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Mediterranean Damselfish (Chromis chromis)

Observer

eliotthuguet

Date

May 26, 2022 10:41 AM CEST

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What

Coral Croucher (Caracanthus unipinna)

Observer

anagaisiner

Date

March 22, 2022 01:14 PM AEST

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jbecky

Date

March 24, 2018 03:10 AM CDT

Description

1.5 inches long, under a small coral head

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Australian Lurcher (Yoma sabina)

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jakeyjakes

Date

January 11, 2022 12:29 PM +12

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Samurai Squirrelfish (Sargocentron ittodai)

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

February 17, 2022

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What

Chromis (Genus Chromis)

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maractwin

Date

May 1, 2016 02:09 PM EDT

Place

Ra, Fiji (Google, OSM)

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What

Duskywings (Genus Erynnis)

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gallafin

Date

April 16, 2017 11:19 AM CDT

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What

Mexican Goatfish (Mulloidichthys dentatus)

Observer

beavisnail

Date

April 14, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

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What

Bluespotted Trevally (Caranx bucculentus)

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manta_luke

Date

June 6, 2021 11:10 AM NZST

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White-brow Hawkmoth (Gnathothlibus eras)

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birdexplorers

Date

April 18, 2021 05:56 AM +07

Description

One seen on outside wall of lodge. Stayed there for 1 day and disappeared the following night.

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Yellowspot Puller (Chromis kennensis)

Observer

juju98

Date

November 24, 2010 10:14 AM +11

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What

Maldivian Sandperch (Parapercis signata)

Observer

benoit_segerer

Date

September 19, 2008 04:53 AM CEST

Place

Maldives (Google, OSM)

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What

Bluestriped Goatfish (Upeneichthys lineatus)

Observer

rayvran

Date

June 28, 2020 11:39 AM AEST

Description

Male.

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Tailspot Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus ocellicaudus)

Observer

benoit_segerer

Date

February 18, 2013 02:25 AM CET

Place

Jailolo (Google, OSM)

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What

Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus)

Observer

andreavs

Date

November 2021

Place

Missing Location

Description

Big ol' fish--- at least 3-4 ft long need help with id

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What

Yellowtail Barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda)

Observer

botanygirl

Date

September 20, 2014 11:27 AM EDT

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What

Banded Sergeant (Abudefduf septemfasciatus)

Observer

floydehayes

Date

July 17, 2019 06:43 PM PDT

Description

In tidal pool.

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What

Ambon Scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis)

Observer

manta_luke

Date

June 20, 2021 11:04 AM NZST

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What

Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata)

Observer

benoit_segerer

Date

March 12, 2017 02:48 PM CET

Description

Juvenile.

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What

Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger)

Observer

pleahy

Date

May 10, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

Description

It should be noted that this is an invasive species for this location. This specimen was removed by a team from Frost Science Museum two days after the image was taken.

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maractwin

Date

April 19, 2013 03:22 PM EDT

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What

Long-spined Crown-of-Thorns (Acanthaster planci)

Observer

craigjhowe

Date

October 27, 2009 10:23 AM EDT

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Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

June 20, 2015

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juju98

Date

October 7, 2012 01:39 PM +11

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What

Whites, Yellows, and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

Observer

lorospericos

Date

September 9, 2021 02:18 PM MDT

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What

Red Sea Half-and-half Chromis (Pycnochromis dimidiatus)

Observer

boogan_boy

Date

October 31, 2014 06:11 AM UTC

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What

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax)

Observer

cewolfe

Date

August 6, 2021 08:08 PM UTC

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Brown-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus griseocollis)

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 11, 2013 04:23 PM EDT

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Marbled Parrotfish (Leptoscarus vaigiensis)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

June 26, 2021 11:01 AM +07

Place

Rewa, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

One seen left on reef after very low tide, perhaps was injured by a Reef Heron nearby. Still alive and thrashing about.

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rkostecke

Date

May 13, 2020 10:39 AM CDT

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What

Copper Sweeper (Pempheris oualensis)

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fishtse

Date

May 23, 2021 12:30 PM AWST

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What

Tearful Cardinalfish (Zoramia flebila)

Observer

manta_luke

Date

May 23, 2021 10:37 AM NZST

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What

Anemonefishes (Genus Amphiprion)

Observer

pneuch

Date

August 16, 2010 06:14 PM MDT

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What

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Observer

mpelikan

Date

April 24, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

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Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa)

Observer

mojito2

Date

April 30, 2021 05:58 PM AWST

Place

基翬 (Google, OSM)