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Mene maculata

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Tine Kinn Kvamme I´ve only spotted this fish once too. Moonfish. 0;Mene maculata) Shot at 13 meters dept, Chumphon pinnacles, Koh Tao, Thailand.

Alan Duncan Wow... i need to get up to Koh Tao more often. There's definitely a few species around Tao that we don't seem to find around Sail Rock, Koh Phangan....

Tine Kinn Kvamme Not sure, but I think this one is a common food fish for Asians :)

Alan Duncan Very possible. Sometimes i see the stuff the fishing boats unload and there's some very strange fish there. I think some of them are deeper, open water species that the drag nets catch..

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Jun 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Menidae (Family)
                Mene (Genus)
                  Mene maculata (Species)
Associated Species