Ryan Photographic - Nemipteridae - Coral Breams


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Family Nemipteridae

Fishbase lists 62 species of coral breams in 5 genera. They are also known as the threadfin breams or whiptail breams. The coral breams are typically benthic predators, feeding on small fish, crustaceans and worms although a few species are planktivorous. They are usually relatively easy to approach and are often one of the first fishes photographed by budding underwater photographers (along with anemonefish and scorpionfishes!). Some species are commercially important.

 

Pentapodus caninus Small-toothed whiptail

Pentapodus caninus Small-toothed whiptail Raja Ampat

FISH 0838 Pentapodus caninus Small-toothed whiptail Raja Ampat.

Pentapodus emeryii Double whiptail

Pentapodus emeryii Double whiptail Raja Ampat

FISH 0848 Pentapodus emeryii Double whiptail Raja Ampat.

Pentapodus trivittatus Three-striped whiptail

Pentapodus trivittatus Three-striped whiptail, Raja Ampat West Papua

FISH 1423 Pentapodus trivittatus Three-striped whiptail, Raja Ampat West Papua.

Scolopsis affinis? Pale monocle bream

Scolopsis affinis

FISH 0455 Scolopsis affinis? Pale monocle bream, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Scolopsis bilineatus Bridled monocle bream

Scolopsis bilineatus Bridled monocle bream, Matamanoa, Fiji
Scolopsis bilineatus Bridled monocle bream juvenile mimic of fang blenny

FISH 4501 Scolopsis bilineatus Bridled monocle bream juvenile mimic of yellow fang blenny, Taveuni, Fiji.

Scolopsis ciliatus Whitestreak monocle bream

Scolopsis ciliatus Whitestreak monocle bream, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Scolopsis ciliatus Whitestreak monocle bream, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Scolopsis ciliatus Whitestreak monocle bream Puerto Galera, Philippines

FISH 8079 Scolopsis ciliatus Whitestreak monocle bream Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Scolopsis margaritifer Pearly monocle bream

Scolopsis margaritifer Pearly monocle bream Raja Ampat

FISH 9869 Scolopsis margaritifer Pearly monocle bream Raja Ampat.

Scolopsis margaritifer Pearly monocle bream Raja Ampat

FISH 9844 Scolopsis margaritifer Pearly monocle bream Raja Ampat.

Scolopsis temporalis Rainbow monocle bream

Scolopsis temporalis Rainbow monocle bream Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8343 Scolopsis temporalis Rainbow monocle bream Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Scolopsis trilineatus Three-line monocle bream

Scolopsis trilineatus Three-line monocle bream, Matamanoa, Fiji

Scolopsis xenochrus Pearl-streaked monocle bream

Scolopsis xenochrus Pearl-streaked monocle bream, Raja Ampat

FISH 9707 Scolopsis xenochrus Pearl-streaked monocle bream, Raja Ampat.

 

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