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The Special ordinary fish!

In Lembeh everybody is looking for Hairy Frogfish, Rhinopias, Mimic octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Pygmy Seahorses and other “Premium Critters”. But sometimes it is the rather ordinary looking species, that fascinate me. And it was exactely the same, when i found this little fish in the shallows of a black sand muckdive in between some algae in around 5 meters depth. I thought it was a juvenile Filefish with extreme fins – but i was wrong. At first i could not find it in the books, but now i found out, that it is a juvenile Golden Triplespine – a deep water species, that sometimes gets washed into shallow estuaries. i don’t know how rare it is to find it, but this was for sure the first one, i remember having seen. And i was more excited than with the usual Frogfish …

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