Image: Chinamanfish, Symphorus nematophorus

Chinamanfish, Symphorus nematophorus

A Chinamanfish caught on hook and line at Bugatti Reef (east of Whitsunday Islands), Queensland, April 2011.

Alberto Oromi
© Alberto Oromi


The anterior rays of the soft dorsal fin are produced into long filaments in young individuals. The large fish in the image is mature and thus its dorsal rays are not elongate. The species grows to around 80 cm in length.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Chinamanfish, Symphorus nematophorus, Lutjanidae,