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Pennantfish or Diamond Trevally (Juvenile)

Alectis ciliarus or Alectis indica

Description:

Small (looks say 5-8cm adults size) striped black & white (I think) fish & baby which appears to have exceptionally long upper & lower fins trailing it

Habitat:

Seawater

Notes:

I believe it may be an electus ciliarus, a Pennantfish. http://australianmuseum.net.au/Pennantfi...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Chicquita
Chicquita 8 years ago
Threadfin Jackfish (juvenile)
Alecitis ciliaris


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8 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Hi annieb and welcome to Project Noah. The ALA website you found is a fairly new resource so the data is not complete yet, but it will be invaluable in the future though. This is a great first spotting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

annieb
annieb 8 years ago

So my latest likelihood is electus ciliarus or electus indica.

annieb
annieb 8 years ago

I think the little fishes looked like the juvenile threadfin Jack, but according to one site it has not been recorded in Australia. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:c...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Great spot :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

I think it's big baby little baby :) Weird and wonderful.

annieb
annieb 8 years ago

ThanksChiquitathispuzzled me! There is a small baby swimming alongside

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Amazing since the adult looks nothing like this!

annieb
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annieb

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 17, 2013
Submitted on Jan 17, 2013

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