Fish ID please

what is it? 

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Bucko's picture

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I'm gonna go Darwins

Fri, 2016-03-04 11:05

I'm gonna go Darwins Slimehead.

Deep drop I guess.


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To be honest it looks like an

Fri, 2016-03-04 13:43

To be honest it looks like an Orange Roughy with bad Baratrauma

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red fish family ?

Fri, 2016-03-04 15:36

 Similar to golden red fish , Acadian red fish

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Roughy or Sawbelly

Mon, 2016-03-14 12:46

 It is one of the Roughy or Sawbelly genus Hoplostethus.  It could be the Giant Sawbelly Hoplostethus gigas or possibly an undescribed western variation of that.  Can you give any locality details (and I don't mean your exact mark :-).  Don't suppose you have it stored away in the freezer, whole?.....





Glenn Moore

Curator of Fishes

Western Australian Museum

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 Sorry made, I ripped the

Thu, 2016-03-17 22:06

 Sorry made, I ripped the fillets off him. I just thought he was a variation of a roughie. Caught him at Walpole in 400m