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Old 03-04-2014, 11:25 AM   #1
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Do you know what is this?

Hi, can you guys help me? I live in Ecuador and I received this fish, I can't find what is it!
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It looks a lot like a batfish with the fins eaten off-
Orbiculate Batfish
I don't think the rest of the fins match up though.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:20 PM   #3
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+1. With mr. X
I'm not sure how it lost them, but they certainly aren't there!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for answering my question yes it is a type of spade fish I jus found it but I don't know the name and the fins are like that! I have 2 and they look the same!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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http://risingtideconservation.blogsp...pdate.html?m=1

This is what I found
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Well, if they are both like that... Hmm. I'm not sure then..
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This is what I found!

http://risingtideconservation.blogsp...pdate.html?m=1
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:36 AM   #8
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I'd have to agree with your findings. They look like juv. Atlantic Spadefish to me. I haven't had them smaller than say quarter size but the shape looks right even tho they aren't showing the stripes yet. This is what they should look like when they get older: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...h_PLW_edit.jpg

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But this pic you show me when it is small like a 5 cents coin it is grey with stripes, this one was found in the Pacific Ocean and it is orange red with yellow and black dots with one stripe that goes by the eye
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But this pic you show me when it is small like a 5 cents coin it is grey with stripes, this one was found in the Pacific Ocean and it is orange red with yellow and black dots with one stripe that goes by the eye
My initial thought was the same a Mr.X that it was an Orbicuaris bat only the fins had been chewed off however, there seems to be 2 fish in your picture that have the same shape and/ or deformity which was why I went towards Juv. Spadefish. Just being from the pacific no longer applies as the Atlantic ocean is now filled with Pacific lionfish species so there is no reason why someone couldn't have released Spadefish in the Pacific.
Let's take this a bit further, Do you know where in the Pacific they came from?
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