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Diamondfish (Monodactylus argenteus) Mangrove Bay Hotel, Pohnpei, FSM. Apr 15, 2019 Federated States of Micronesia,Geotagged,Monodactylus argenteus,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Diamondfish (Monodactylus argenteus)

Mangrove Bay Hotel, Pohnpei, FSM. Apr 15, 2019

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  1. I'll upload a few of the photos I took underwater as well, but this was shot with my birding lens, from the terrace of our restaurant :)
    Edit: And, apparently, this is a new (admittedly tiny) fish family for JD!
    Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. Excellent! Glad you interrupted a meal for this! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Haha of course! Always on the lookout for critters :) Posted 2 months ago

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''Monodactylus argentus'' is a species of fish in the family Monodactylidae, the moonyfishes. Its common names include silver moonyfish, or silver moony, butter bream, and diamondfish. It is native to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans, including the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and associated estuaries, such as the Mekong Delta.

This species reaches a maximum length of about 27 centimeters. It is bright shiny silver with yellowish edges to the fins. The dorsal and anal fins have black tips... more

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jun 23, 2019. Captured Apr 15, 2019 14:29 in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO640
  • 156mm