Tropical Fish: The Thorn-Tailed Fish (Acanthuridae) is a family of forked-tailed fish, (aka: tang, surgeonfish, unicornfish & more). There are over 80 species in this family, all who have very sharp & dangerous spines on their tail, which fork out at their rear. Usually the spines lie flat against the sides of the fish but if they are angry or scared the spines stick out & can be used to lash out at any perceived threat as the fish thrashes its tail about.
Kiribati 1 cent 1992 VF. This reverse shows a frigate bird, these are a family of seabirds that can be found across all the tropical oceans. All have predominantly black plumage, long, deeply forked tails and long hooked bills. For this and more Kiribati coins on sale, visit AlbaCoins.com. Also over on our web, this week's blog post talks about Vanuatu and its currency - standard coinage and more traditional currency. #kiribati #pacificislandscoins #coins