fish ID

 Caught this little guy of mindarie today in 30 meters. Cant say ive seen one before. Anyone know what it is?

 

 


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it's a

Sat, 2015-06-13 19:02

Cant remember atm....got one a few years ago. Nice little fish . Might be my profile pic on western Angler. Will check it out.

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got him

Sat, 2015-06-13 19:25

Banded Sea Perch.......

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Nice set of spikes on the gills

Sat, 2015-06-13 19:50

Those spikes on the gills look deadly.

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 Onya terry.... another first

Sat, 2015-06-13 21:12

 Onya terry.... another first for me :)

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Banded sea perch

Sun, 2015-06-14 21:32

Banded Sea Perch - Hypoplectrodes nigroruber

 

Banded Sea Perch have variable body colour from cream to green or red. They have four thick dark vertical bands, many brown spots and bulging eyes on the top of the head. There is a yellow spot at the base of the pectoral fin and a dark blotch just below the lateral line under the middle dorsal fin.

Banded Sea Perch grow to 30cms. 

They are considered good eating. 

Banded Sea Perch are endemic to Australia, occurring from northern NSW, south including Tasmania, to south western Western Australia. 

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 Looks like it attacked the

Mon, 2015-06-15 09:32

 Looks like it attacked the jig out of territorial aggression - the jig's colour look awfully similar to that of its own.