Good news everyone! I finally put the pictures back!
And after recent discussions on FB and other sources, I can update the IDs where possible here...again, Prior/Azur fish are often sculpted well (other than [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
...what on earth were they doing there?) but the paint jobs/plastic colours leave things a little trickier to figure out.
So the current identifications:
1. Figuring this one out was a big coup. I turned to my large number of fish scientists tweeps on Twitter and after much discussion was able to get an ID! From what people could tell it is likely Narcetes stomias
, the Blackhead slickhead or Blackhead salmon. Based on a dead specimen...
2. Damselfish? Or blue-striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira
? Still the best anyone has come up with.
with fancy colours
4. Holacanthus ciliaris
, Diadem or Queen angelfish
5. Pseudetroplus maculatus
), orange chromide cichlid. But it apparently also has the exact colour match to Centropyge narcosis
6. Anostomus anostomus
, the striped headstander (in a very red colour...)
7. Barbodes lateristiga
8. Pterapogon kauderni
Banggai Cardinalfish or Sphaeramia nematoptera
Pyjama Cardinalfish (or something related--there are a lot of cardinal fish!)
9. Most likely a pike cichlid, possible Crenicichla lenticulata
with a really strange paint job
10. African cichlid of some kind. Maybe Melanochromis loriae
11. Austrolebias nigripinnis
(formerly Cynolebias nigripinnis
. Prior calls this a Balantiocheilos melanopterus
but there is no way. It's not a dolphin, it's not a shark...it still looks most like an ichthyosaur...but even then...