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Oriental Flying Gurnard

Dactyloptena orientalis

Notes:

This was a very fast swimmer, almost flying in the water, and this is the only decent shot I got. Spotted at Basura, Anilao at a depth of about 9m



1 species ID suggestions

Oriental Flying Gurnard
Dactyloptena orientalis Fish Index: Oriental Flying Gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)

9 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Come to think of it it does look like it was cut in half. Thanks Chicquita. As they say in diving, don't let one bad experience ruin diving for you. Cheers!

Chicquita
Chicquita 7 years ago

From a distance, it looks like the fish cut in half :) I gave up scuba diving when 3 sharks, circling me in one of my night dives. Looking at this wonderful fish, maybe I should start again ....

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Sachin :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Amazing,,,

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Wow that was quick argybee. Thanks. Was looking at the wrong direction I guess :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

hey!! got him. (peternoster rig with 2oz sinkers)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

It's pretty whatever it is! Great spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Wow !
A really spectacular fish.
Can't wait to find out what this is.
Head looks a bit gobyish...

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.92

Spotted on Dec 18, 2011
Submitted on Dec 24, 2011

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