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 Juvenile cobia

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:54

 Juvenile cobia

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Sure looks like one

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:57

 Where did it wash up Andy?

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 Ha ha Someone on an  FB

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:30

 Ha ha Someone on an  FB fishing page grandparents caught it up north asking for an ID. I commented that it was a baby Cobia and maybe this guys grandparent should maybe take a fisheries guide next time to identify before killing. Well some knob jockey came at me calling me a twat and saying it was a Remora lol. You know the worrying thing 23 people shared his ignorance and liked it.

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 Im going to go like it ha ha

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:49

 Im going to go like it ha ha

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 Ha ha I would expect nothing

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:53

 Ha ha I would expect nothing less ;) 

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LMAO

Tue, 2017-05-23 09:08

I saw this too and said it was a cobia, even pointed out the difference in tails but to no avail. The lack of knowledge amongst fishermen astounds me, even guys who do a lot of fishing were calling this for a remora. 

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 Cheers Hurricane, I'll wait

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:56

 Cheers Hurricane, I'll wait fore a few more responses and I'll tell the tale why I put this up.

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 Yup, baby cobe 

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:16

 Yup, baby cobe 

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 Remora?

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:30

 Remora?

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Cobia

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:39

definitely baby cobia. Caught a few up at Exmouth back in the day

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Cobes

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:50

 Cool as fooock man !!!!

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Come on what's the story Sea

Thu, 2017-05-18 09:16

Come on what's the story Sea Kem? =)

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 See my reply to tot

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:37

 See my reply to tot

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Ah yeah... You see it all the

Thu, 2017-05-18 11:49

Ah yeah...

 

You see it all the time people killing fish they have no idea what it is but you're the bad guy pointing out they should know what it is before throwing it in the bucket

There's always an army to tell you it's not a big deal or you're overreacting.

 

I can only take comfort that Fisheries wouldn't give a shit for their excuses either

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 It's amazing as that's what

Thu, 2017-05-18 15:15

 It's amazing as that's what I also wrote in my original post to the guy that put the pic up.

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I will vouch for andy.  Saw

Thu, 2017-05-18 17:54

I will vouch for andy.  Saw the post on fb.  Definitely not a remora.  Caught a few at shark bay.  Challenge was releasing the suction cap head from kill tank floor when it was time to get them out.

 

My call is baby cobia.  Not that i have evrr seen one that small.  Certainly the markings and shape is right.

 

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Hmm

Fri, 2017-05-19 05:16

 Not a cobia in my opinion as too stumpy in the face but could be wrong, more remora but still not quite right. Will ask Glenn.

 

* Glens out of office until 22nd so we will have to surmise until then.

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Not Sure

Fri, 2017-05-19 06:34

Remora has a blade tail. cobia has V like the pic, but as Adam says, head is not right

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 I think the head has been

Fri, 2017-05-19 07:50

 I think the head has been brutalised from when it was caught.

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 I'm a little confused here,

Sat, 2017-05-20 05:47

 I'm a little confused here, the fish doesn't have its throat clearly slit or sitting in an esky obviously dead, yeah it appears to be some red marking on the sand (blood?), could it be that it was gut hooked causing it to bleed and unintentionately die?

how handy people on this site put up photos for id?, do we all just jump to conclusions that they killed the fish?

not on Facebook so didn't see the original post, is there something I'm missing?, did they say they killed it?

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Does it say they actually caught it?

Sat, 2017-05-20 07:28

 Or just found it washed up on the beach? Looks a little dried out. I would say very juvenile cobia--remora suckers are quite prominent on their head. I wouldn't be hung up on the fact that it is not an exact miniature replica of an adult cobia ---juveniles of a species often exhibit differences in shape and configuration to adults. The easiest example to give you would be pink snapper --ever caught a very small pinky? 100mm or less? Very different shape to an adult. Examples of this abound. I have caught plenty of remora over the years, and yes, don't let them stick the selves under a plate ali out of reach 

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 Nah it was definitely caught

Sat, 2017-05-20 09:53

 Nah it was definitely caught and ID asked for on a FB page. 

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Cobia

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:07

This is a juvenile Cobia Rachycentron canadum.  Sharkshuckers (or remoras) always have the cephalic disc and juveniles have a pointed tail.  Also, the origin of the dorsal and anal fins are about the same place along the body in Sharksuckers rather than the dorsal origin being further foward than the anal fin in Cobia (and this photo).

 

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 Thanks Glenn, appreciated 

Mon, 2017-05-22 11:17

 Thanks Glenn, appreciated 

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