Another Fish ID

I've used the Fish.wa.gov fish identification PDF but I'm not sure if I've found the fish or not, I was snorkelling today and found a fish I've not seen before, it was about 12-14 inches long (put my hand close to it for reference) and looked a bit like a chinaman rockcod, but had incredibly bright pink/orange lips. It was in some seaweed and rocks near Trigg. Any ideas?


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Fish ID

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:57

Type of Morwong more than likely.

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Ahhh !!

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:58

 Bit hard mate with that ? And no pic!

have seen some weird fish on dives 

though so I know how ya feel! Cheers 

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 Sounds like a Red lipped

Wed, 2017-11-22 21:21

 Sounds like a Red lipped morwong. They aren’t good to eat. 

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Yep it was a red lipped

Wed, 2017-11-22 22:36

Yep it was a red lipped morwong! Thanks guys. Yeah its hard without a camera but I just saw it and thought it looked cool and my gf had the camera at the same time.