Pentapodus Sp.
blue whiptail, blue butterfish
Pentapodus, blue whiptail, blue butterfish

family Nemipteridae - spinecheeks and whiptails

Pictured above is a juvenile Blue Whiptail, with its striking blue and yellow stripes. This species of Pentapodus has not yet been properly named. Adults are bluish with two yellowish stripes but the colouring is more subtle.

Distribution =   Tropical west Pacific
Max size =   20 cm