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Is it the same Lebanon fish?

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Nematos

Hello, could you tell me if the two fish, I suppose Lebanon needle fish are the same species and the exactly name of them?

In lenght are about 15 cm (first picture) and 8 cm (second picture)

 

Many thanks in advance...

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GeschWhat

I can't help, but was just watching a pre-recorded video from NOAA's Okeanos Explorer dive this last weekend. There were modern fish that very much resembled your specimen in the second photo. Interestingly, one such was mimicking bamboo coral on a mud volcano at a depth of around 2100 meters. The link to the video I was watching wasn't the same this morning, so I couldn't go back and get the name of the fish.  If I come across it on the site, I will make note. The distinguishing feature of this particular fish that made it stand out from others seen with a similar elongated body style was the tail fin.

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piranha

figures from:

 

Forey, P.L., Yi, L., Patterson, C., & Davies, C.E. (2003)

Fossil fishes from the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Namoura, Lebanon.

Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 1(4):227-330

 

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Nematos

Many thanks for the answers...

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