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Kuhlia mugil PLAIN ELAGTAIL

Kuhlia petit

ID: Silvery with no distinguishing markings: may mix with Barred Flagtail, but lack of bold markings on tail. Form aggregations in surf zone of rocky shores or in tide pools. Central Pacific: Phoenix Is. in Central Pacific and Marquesas Is. in French Polynesia.

THREADFIN PEARL-PERCH Glaucosoma magwhcum

SEE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Pearl Perches - Glaucosomatidae ID: Compressed oval body; silver with greenish mottling on rear body; brown eye bar. white spot below rear dorsal fin; filament trails from fore lobe of rear dorsal fin. Usually form schools. Coastal reefs and trawling grounds in 10-30 m. Localized: S. New Guinea to N. Australia.

TOOTHPONY Gazza minuta

SEE: to 14 cm (6'/-. in.) Ponyfishes - Leiognathidae

ID: Silvery gray with bold maze-like pattern of dark markings on back Usually form aggregations. Silty coastal reefs to 40 m. Indo-Pacilic: Red Sea and E. Africa to Society Is. in French Polynesia - S.W. Japan to Australia.

ROBUST 5ILVERSIDE Athennomorus lacunosus

SEE: to 14 cm (5 7a in.) Silversides - Atherimdae

ID: Robust body: greenish silver often with blue reflections on gill cover; two dorsal fins with ventrals below and behind pectorals; narrow silver mid-body stripe. Form schools. Near surface in sheltered waters of mangroves and coastal reefs. Asian Pacific: Kalimantan (Borneo) m Indonesia to Solomon Is. - Philippines and Palau to Great Barrier Reef.

ORANGEEIN PONYFISH Leiognathus bmdus

SIZE: to 11 cm (47. in.) Ponyfishes - Leiognathidae

ID: Silvery gray with subtle maze-like pattern on back; deep body; orange spot at front of dorsal fin. Usually form schools Coastal rock and ooral reefs mixed with sand bottoms to 40 m. Indo-Asian Pacific: India and Sri Lanka to S.W. Japan and Australia.

SLENDER SILVERSIDE Hypoatherina bamesi

ID: Thin body (compare with Robust Silverside |next|); greenish silver; bright narrow stripe from upper eye to tail, broad stripe below running from gill cover to near origin of anal fin. Form large schools. Lagoons and along shore lines Indo - West Pacific: E. Africa to N.E. Australia, Fiji and N. Cook Is.

STRIPED SILVERSIDE Athennomoms endrachtensis

SIZE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Silversides - Atherinidae

ID: Silvery; slender with two dorsal fins and ventrals below and behind pectorals; several longitudinal rows of small dark spots on sides. Form schools. Usually at surface in sheltered waters of mangroves and coastal reefs. Asian Pacific: Kalimantan (Borneo) in Indonesia to Solomon Is. - Philippines and Palau to Great Barrier Reef.

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