Fish ID - emperor in Perth

Hi Guys


What are your thoughts on this one? Caught in Perth today, 2 in a row. Bit nervous to bring it back in as couldn't be sure.


Is it baby spangled, blue line or is it a blue spotted?

If blue spotted it would have been size (29cm).



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looks like a grassy

Sun, 2015-05-24 19:34

 sweetlip snapper but ive been wrong before


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 Looks like a juvi Blue spot

Sun, 2015-05-24 19:37

 Looks like a juvi Blue spot to me.


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Blue lined emperor

Sun, 2015-05-24 19:40

Blue lined emperor, more commonly known as a black snapper

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 Carnarvonite is on the

Sun, 2015-05-24 19:43

 Carnarvonite is on the money!!! And one of my favourite fish on the chew!!!! Mmmmmm nyummo!!

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blue lined

Sun, 2015-05-24 19:55

Thanks guys - so if blue lined they need to be 32cm? Lucky I put him back.


Fairly unusual for Perth metro I would have thought

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 Caught one similar looking

Sun, 2015-05-24 20:16

 Caught one similar looking not too long ago


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 not uncommon in jurien along

Sun, 2015-05-24 22:11

 not uncommon in jurien along with the redthroats 



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 Looks very much much like a

Mon, 2015-05-25 06:29

 Looks very much much like a blue lined emperor.  very common in shark bay.  never heard of the being caught in perth metro.  32 cm minimum size and very nice on the plate!


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Hey Randall,I see you took my

Mon, 2015-05-25 06:43

Hey Randall,

I see you took my advise and changed your avatar to show off that monster mackie !

And as mentioned above, a blue lined emperor also called black snapper or grass snapper (grassy) excellent eating.

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 Def blue lined emp 

Thu, 2015-05-28 21:49

 Def blue lined emp