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Pterois radiata Cuvier 1829, the Two-Bar Lion is the Radial Firefish. The most chameleonic of lions showing overtones of green, black and various shades of red over shocking white. The salient identifying characteristic of this species is the two while horizontal bars on the caudal peduncle, the part of the body right before the tail. French Polynesia 2018 French Polynesia 2018
 Lutjanus fulvus (Forster 1801), the Blacktail Snapper. Indo-Pacific; East Africa to Marquesas, Line Islands, Japan, Australia. Occasionally used as an aquarium fish. Young found in sheltered bays, around mangroves. Adults on surrounding reefs near boulders. Feed at night on fishes, crustaceans, sea cucumbers, squid and octopus. French Polynesia 2018
 Lutjanus gibbus (Forsskal 1775), the Humpback Red Snapper. Indo-Pacfic; East Africa, Red Sea to Society Islands. To about 18".  French Polynesia 2018
 Gnathodentex aureolineatus (Lacepede 1802), the Striped Large-Eyed Bream. Indo-Pacific. To one foot in length in the wild. Feeds at night on crustaceans and the occasional small fish. Found in various parts of the reef, sometimes in aggregations of a hundred or so individuals. French Polynesia 2018
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