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Pacific creolefish - Paranthias colonus

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  1. Beautiful! And, there are so many fish in the background. What an amazing place to go for a "swim" :). Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine.
      There were actually much more fishes around, I was actually trying to get the shot of this fish, isolated from other fishes :D
      Posted 4 months ago

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''Paranthias colonus'' is a species of grouper found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. They are typically found in small aggregations well above reefs, but will retreat to the reef at the approach of danger. They form large midwater schools while feeding on plankton. They occur up the a depth of 100 m. They feed mainly on small planktonic animals that are picked individually from the water, made possible by their shortened snout which facilitates close-range binocular vision.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Apr 24, 2019. Captured Apr 14, 2019 04:03.
  • TG-5
  • f/2.8
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 4.5mm