Fish Id- exmouth

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 Top one is what we call a

Sat, 2016-07-30 07:10

 Top one is what we call a pan snapper, good eating only grow to about 400mm

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More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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Bottom ones a Lined Javelin

Sat, 2016-07-30 10:50

Bottom ones a Lined Javelin Fish Hapalogenys kishinouyei

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Yellowsnout Seabream

Thu, 2016-08-04 12:26

The top one is actually a Yellowsnout Seabream Dentex carpenteri.  It was only described as a new species last year.  It has the distinctive yellow snout that distinguishes it from the very similar Yellowback Bream Dentex spariformis.  I think many of the small bream are commonly called pan snapper, but the true Frypan Bream is Argyrops spinifer and it also looks similar but has long dorsal fin filaments.

Agree with the second one being Lined Javelin Fish Hapalogenys kishinouyei

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There we go ID solved

Thu, 2016-08-04 16:15

Thanks Glenn