Fish ID Please

 Caught in Perth (released OK). 

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 Looks like a Blue lined Emp

Sun, 2016-05-15 15:08

 Looks like a Blue lined Emp to me


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Grass Emperor/Blue lined Emperor

Sun, 2016-05-15 15:36


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Sun, 2016-05-15 16:17

thanks, thought as much just don't see them down here too often


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Negative.  Not a blue lined

Sun, 2016-05-15 19:03

Negative.  Not a blue lined emperor unless the lighting in that photo is really strange.


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Blue lined emperor in tbe top

Sun, 2016-05-15 19:06

Blue lined emperor in tbe top of this photo.




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 I'm going for blue spot

Sun, 2016-05-15 19:36

 I'm going for blue spot emperor 

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 Blue lined emporer - fright

Mon, 2016-05-16 06:59

 Blue spot emporer - fright colouration.


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Black snapper Aka Blue line

Tue, 2016-05-24 08:08

And this is how they look freshly caught, so I concur fright colour
But unless you have a good photo of the lines sometimes these NW snappers are hard to ID. Could be blue spot,grassy aswell


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 Blue spotted. Forehead is

Sat, 2016-05-21 21:00

 Blue spotted. Forehead is convex as opposed to concave on the Blue Lined.


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Definitely Blue Spot

Tue, 2016-05-24 07:24

 Common from the mid-west north, will stray as far south as Perth. Small species rarely seen above a kilo, usually smaller. Look similar to spangled off some kinds of bottom, but stress-reaction bars are a dead giveaway, spangleds don't do that. Bloody bait-stealing nuisance off Kalbarri if you are bottom bashing, you need a tough bait big enough to choke a horse to survive them.

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This shows it quite clearly,

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:30

This shows it quite clearly, the fish above also has the brown bar from the eye to the mouth, had no idea they got to 3kg.