FISH ID PLEASE?? 2 New Photos

caught this in my throw net down the spoil bank, got 3 of them, all were released

 

the latest two i caught from Finicune Island Boat ramp in Port Hedland, both were released

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Brown Sweetlip

Thu, 2011-03-17 12:18

It's a juvenile Brown Sweetlip (also called Blubberlip) - Plectorhinchus gibbosus.  They look like that until about 200mm then start to go browner or greyer.

Great photo - makes it easy to ID

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Correct

Thu, 2011-03-17 12:31

Fishnut is spot on the money

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thanks mate.. i got another

Thu, 2011-03-17 13:39

thanks mate.. i got another fish i was unsure but had a look through the fishwreckepida and found out it was a Javalin Fish

the old blackberry takes an ok photo

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Easier

Thu, 2011-03-17 13:47

You could make it a bit easier if you give your location, not too many readers know where the spoil bank is even though its common knowledge in Hedland.

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pfffft, brown sweetlip my butt

Thu, 2011-03-17 14:09

that fish is a result of interspecies breeding between a herring and a pink snapper - it's as clear a case as I have ever seen.

 

case closed.

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i would've said it was a

Thu, 2011-03-17 14:45

i would've said it was a redfin and pinkie cross huggyB :P

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i was thinking pinky cross

Thu, 2011-03-17 18:41

i was thinking pinky cross something to.

mutant pinkys!!!

the world is getting weird you know

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Mutations from the fallout

Thu, 2011-03-17 19:36

Mutations from the fallout already????

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got 2 new photos

Wed, 2011-03-30 14:01

got 2 new photos

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middle is probably what used

Wed, 2011-03-30 14:22

middle is probably what used to be called Blue-spotted Emperor (but hard to completely sure).  The red on the edge of the gill suggests it might be a red-spot emperor, but I don't remember them getting the banded pattern (is that red part of its colour, or blood stains?).

bottom one is Stripey Seaperch

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part of its colour 

Wed, 2011-03-30 14:31

part of its colour

 

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 i can tell you for sure,

Wed, 2011-03-30 14:40

 i can tell you for sure, they are all fish.. isnt that bottom one a spannish flag. middle one i have caught heaps around exxy but the name slips me but the first one is a throwback from another species, does it have 3 eyes as well

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yeah Russ - spanish flag =

Wed, 2011-03-30 14:41

yeah Russ - spanish flag = stripey seaperch

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Could it be

Wed, 2011-03-30 14:48

 A Pink Bream!!!