ID help for some fish from Green Island, Cairns AUS

A lot of field herpers seem to go fishing, or maintain aquariums, as much as they do herp! Any and all things fish are welcome in this forum.

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Berkeley Boone
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ID help for some fish from Green Island, Cairns AUS

Post by Berkeley Boone » June 23rd, 2015, 7:38 am

Anyone have any ideas as to what these fish are? I've done a fair amount of searching, but have not come up with anything concrete. I am hoping you all can offer species ID or some tips for places to look.

These two may be some sort of a juvenile Angel fish,
Imageangel maybe1 by B Boone, on Flickr

ImageP1030135 by B Boone, on Flickr

The closest I have come with these is the Castelnau's Wrasse, but there are only like 2 records from the Cairns area. They are mostly a south-coast fish. But I would love for this to be a Castelnau's....
Imagecastelnau wrasse maybe2 by B Boone, on Flickr

Imagecastelnau wrasse maybe3 by B Boone, on Flickr

Imagecastelnau wrasse maybe4 by B Boone, on Flickr

No idea
Imageno clue by B Boone, on Flickr

No idea here either
Imageno idea by B Boone, on Flickr

Some species of parrotfish.....
ImageParrotfish a by B Boone, on Flickr

I am very appreciative of any help that can be provided!
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Re: ID help for some fish from Green Island, Cairns AUS

Post by VanAR » June 25th, 2015, 1:11 pm

Hey Berkeley, you might find this useful:

http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/key/family

It works reasonably well in the Sydney area at least, not sure about up north.

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Re: ID help for some fish from Green Island, Cairns AUS

Post by Berkeley Boone » June 26th, 2015, 5:30 pm

Thanks, Van. I took a quick look through it and like the feel of it. I'll see what I can come up with this weekend. Thanks for the link.

I'll probably be sending you an email soon too with some gecko questions.

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