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This Week in Fish: Sharpnose Tuskfish anyone?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

Imagine this orange eel with the bright blue fangs of the Harlequin Tuskfish on the right.  What a great fish that would be!

Sharpnose Snake Eel, Apterichtus flavicaudus

Stephen Smith © Stephen Smith

Thank you to everyone who contributed during the week. The Sharpnose Tuskfish might exist only in my imagination but your images and help are very real and greatly appreciated.

New fact sheet (and movie):

Black Catfish, Neosilurus ater

New images:

Harlequin Tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Rosy Weedfish, Heteroclinus roseus
Sharpnose Snake Eel, Apterichtus flavicaudus
Surf Parrotfish, Scarus rivulatus
Whitelined Rockcod, Anyperodon leucogrammicus

New family list:

Retropinnidae - Southern Smelts

Past visitor:

Trevor Krabbenhoft (2004)

Tags fishes, ichthyology, eel, orange, blue, teeth, sharpnosed tuskfish,