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Posted by hartvillestuff over 4 years ago (Flag)
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the elongated shape suggests barracuda but the shape of the front end and the placement of fins makes this a Flat Needlefish I believe

Posted by hartvillestuff over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I think you're right Kent, I've removed my barracuda ID - after I ID'd it as great barracuda I checked out some other obs and they are much beefier than this fish - Its been a long time since I've seen one, but seeing the other obs brought back memories

Posted by loarie over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Beefier is a good word, yes!

Posted by hartvillestuff over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Flat Needlefish - Photo (c) Shorefishes of the tropical eastern Pacific online information system. www.stri.org/sftep, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
garinna's ID: Flat Needlefish (Ablennes hians)
Posted by garinna over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks guys!

Posted by garinna over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Flat Needlefish - Photo (c) Shorefishes of the tropical eastern Pacific online information system. www.stri.org/sftep, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
garinna's ID: Flat Needlefish (Ablennes hians)
Flat Needlefish - Photo (c) Shorefishes of the tropical eastern Pacific online information system. www.stri.org/sftep, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Flat Needlefish (Ablennes hians)
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