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Ian
16th November 2016, 10:10 PM
Over on the DPNow forum we're doing an A-Z challenge and I contributed a U-for-Underwater shot of a small fish I encountered with my Olympus Tough camera while snorkelling a few years back on a beach in Leyte, the Philippines.

The picture is here:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/showthread.php?p=83570#post83570

I have no idea what the fish is so I was wondering if anyone could ID it for me? The water was quite shallow (3-4 feet) and near the shore.

Ian

Imageryone
16th November 2016, 10:43 PM
By the body shape it could be one of the Wrasse family ( see Moon Wrasse ) but as their are 600 different types, as far as I can go :)

Ian
16th November 2016, 11:03 PM
After doing some of my own research, 'wrasse' did seem to stick in my mind.

Ian

Imageryone
16th November 2016, 11:10 PM
Try SLIPPERY DICK WRASSE, think it is the male :)

Ian
17th November 2016, 07:52 AM
Try SLIPPERY DICK WRASSE, think it is the male :)

It looks like it but it's not described as living in the seas of the Philippines, more the sub tropical and tropical western Atlantic?

Wondering about a cigar wrasse?

Ian

angelpaaul
17th November 2016, 08:16 AM
Try Halichoeres scapularis -Zigzag Wrasse. Looks like it to me.

Ian
17th November 2016, 09:15 AM
Try Halichoeres scapularis -Zigzag Wrasse. Looks like it to me.

That certainly looks like it :)

Ian