Oddball Wrasse

 This litlle fella turned up twice when I was catching gar off the beach at Winderabandi Point recently.  They actually seem to live in the sand--when  released they just disappear into the sand at my feet. One actually had me bricked briefly--I had to pull him out of the sand. Tail cannot be seen in pic but is very similar to Black-spot tusk.

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Correct me if a wrong

Mon, 2016-07-25 17:06

 Almost looks like a baby bluebone. Would be fresh out of the womb though!

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Hmmm the spots

Mon, 2016-07-25 17:11

The spots on the shoulder have thrown me a bit other wise I would go along with the blue bone identification.

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Teeth

Mon, 2016-07-25 18:12

 Teeth do look tusky like, might be one for Glenn.

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Body is very flattened

Mon, 2016-07-25 18:27

 very thin through compared to a bluebone of any kind. Not obvious from pic, but teeth quite sharp and prominent, more so than tusk fish. was thinking it might be one for Glenn, not in anyof my fish books.

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 Its a razorfish of some

Mon, 2016-07-25 18:43

 Its a razorfish of some variety. They are hard to tell as they can come in   variations of colour within the same species.   They bury in the sand when threatened. You see them quite often snorkling over sandy flats.  It looks like they can swim under the sand when you annoy them. 

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 agree with cruzy, pearly

Tue, 2016-07-26 00:51

 agree with cruzy, pearly razorfish I'm guessing