Tag: Pearly Monocle Bream

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Pearly Monocle Bream juvenile (Scolopsis Margaritifer) 2

Although i'm not 100% sure, i think there's a good chance this is a juvenile Pearly Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Margaritifer). It was probably the smallest one i've seen and the markings are more distinct (the dark spot on the dorsal fin is interesting too).
This was at Shark Island, Koh Tao.

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Pearly Monocle Bream juvenile (Scolopsis Margaritifer) 1

A juvenile/sub-adult Pearly Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Margaritifer) displaying the three seperate colour tones which will eventually merge as the fish matures.

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Pearly Monocle Bream adult (Scolopsis Margaritifer)

This rather grainy photo shows the two iridescent blue lines between the eyes and snout which is one of the characteristics of the Pearly Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Margaritifer).

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Pearly Monocle Bream adult (Scolopsis Margaritifer) 1

An adult Pearly Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Margaritifer), one of the most common species found in small groups around all local reef areas. These are also present at the deeper, offshore sites where they tend to be seen individually.