Deep Sea ID

 HI,

On a recent trip to coral bay the guys staying next to us pulled this thing from the depths 360m, just interested to see if anyone has any idea? looks like a sucker on the underside but took a large bait.. it was rock hard all over and a hard clear plastic cover over the eyes 

 

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 What a bizarre looking fish

Sat, 2015-08-08 09:33

 What a bizarre looking fish .. aint seen one of those before 

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Yep

Sat, 2015-08-08 09:45

Thats one odd looking critter. No idea what it is !

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Couldn't begin to guess!

Sat, 2015-08-08 09:48

 Gotta be prehistoric....lack of dorsal fins and hard surface are considered to be primitive features. Hopefully Glenn from the museum can weigh in on this one!

 

The "fingers" in front of the pec fins are a characteristic of the gurnard family....

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 Looks like Doubled beaked

Sat, 2015-08-08 09:48

 Looks like Doubled beaked Gurnard.

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 Satyrichthys laticeps 

Sat, 2015-08-08 10:28

 Satyrichthys laticeps

 

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Looks like a slender armoured

Sat, 2015-08-08 10:29

Looks like a slender armoured red gurnard in my book.

Crazy looking thing, that armour sounds incredible.

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That's the

Sat, 2015-08-08 11:04

vaccum cleaner off the Flintsones..

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 A couple fish IDs for this

Sat, 2015-08-08 11:07

 A couple fish IDs for this fish but can't remember what they were sorry. Sure is ugly though 

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Armoured Searobin....

Sat, 2015-08-08 12:27

Armoured Searobin....

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 yeh tarpon looks like its

Sat, 2015-08-08 13:46

 yeh tarpon looks like its from that "satyrichthys laticeps" family

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 Some info on

Sat, 2015-08-08 13:52

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 Did anyone try to eat it?

Sat, 2015-08-08 14:20

 Did anyone try to eat it?

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MMM

Sat, 2015-08-08 14:32

Can't say I've seen one of those before, very interesting!

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 No tarpon, they were going

Sat, 2015-08-08 16:14

 No tarpon, they were going to hand it over to fisheries.

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 Bet it fought pretty hard

Sat, 2015-08-08 17:00

 Bet it fought pretty hard haha

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Tarpon's got it

Sat, 2015-08-08 19:56

Tarpon's got it. I was thinking gurnard family, but no.

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It looks bloody horible

Sat, 2015-08-08 22:53

Perhaps it's an extra from 200000 leagues beneath the sea.

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Wtf

Sat, 2015-08-29 13:04

 Wtf is that. WHere they fishing on earth

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OOOPS

Sat, 2015-08-29 17:46

One to many zeros should be 20000 leagues, you didn't see the picture then Tim, it stared James Mason as captain nemo if I remember correctly. If I'm wrong about that then I'm sure some other oldie will put me right.
The nuke sub he drove looked exactly like the fish up for ID