box fish?

Any ideas what this sucker is? caught in 17m off mindarie..... tasted pretty good but im not feeling so great now :) haha

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Looks like a leather jacket

Mon, 2013-02-25 09:05

Looks like a leather jacket ?

 

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 cow fish I belive

Mon, 2013-02-25 09:09

 cow fish I belive

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Barred toadfish

Mon, 2013-02-25 09:14

Pretty sure its a barred toadfish

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cheers, was a weird fish- the

Mon, 2013-02-25 09:33

cheers, was a weird fish- the whole body was rigid and he could pretty much only move the end of his tail and fins above & below

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Western Smooth Boxfish

Mon, 2013-02-25 09:51

This is a male Western Smooth Boxfish Anoplocapros robustus.

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Why would you eat it?

Tue, 2013-03-12 14:08

Why eat it if you don't know what it is?

 

Here's some info for you;

 

 

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Although the flesh is not poisonous, a mucous toxin, ostracitoxin, is present in boxfishes and some species can secrete the poison under stress. The toxin kills other fish, and eventually the boxfish themselves if exposed to it.  As the precise location of this toxin in all species is not fully understood, boxfish should be considered potentially toxic to humans and their consumption as food should be avoided.

 

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Don't you think that

Tue, 2013-03-12 14:38

When he wrote haha :) that he may have been joking

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If he did eat it you can

Wed, 2013-03-13 11:06

If he did eat it you can understand why he wasn't feeling so good afterwards if it released the toxin.

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hahahah

Sun, 2017-04-16 14:50

 Are u retarted? Why would u just eat anything especially something like this! Your gonna die from eating a poisonous fish 100%

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 Triggermetimbers

Fri, 2017-05-05 11:44

 Triggermetimbers

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 RIP

Wed, 2017-04-26 12:38

 RIP

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 Retarted lol.

Mon, 2017-05-01 08:24

 Retarted lol.

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retarted

Tue, 2017-05-02 15:34

hahaha all good guys i'm only slightly 'retarted' and back from the dead lol & no for those wondering i didnt eat or neck him, was released to share his toxins another time. eating box fish is retarted.

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 Nicely triggered 

Tue, 2017-05-02 15:53

 Nicely triggered 

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 Boxfish for boxhead?

Tue, 2017-05-02 18:32

 Boxfish for boxhead?

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 Yep john,  got it in 1. 

Fri, 2017-05-05 10:53

 Yep john,  got it in 1.