Fish ID please

 Caught this yesterday. Looking at the recfishwest app it looks a bit like a Rabbittfish of sorts. Any ideas?

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 Your on the money, rabbit

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:09

 Your on the money, black rabbit fish or 'happy moments'. Be sure not to get spiked as you'll be anything but happy

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 Thanks and I can confirm

Sun, 2019-03-10 13:22

 Thanks and I can confirm that a small prick was pretty painfull.

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Smudgespot Spinefoot.caught

Sun, 2019-03-10 22:12

Smudgespot Spinefoot.

caught One off Rockingham a few years back and those spines are bastards!



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Yup agreed

Mon, 2019-03-11 19:10

 Smudgey or happy moment.


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Black Trevally,Spinefoot, Rabbitfish

Mon, 2019-03-11 07:34

 Don't know where the name rabbit fish comes from, maybe because they are a herbivore. Quite common in places inside the reef along the Ningaloo coast, but they do also live in temperate waters, as I caught one off the rocks inside Manly Cove as a young bloke. And yes, do not handle.

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Wed, 2019-10-30 10:54

yes I think it’s a spinefoot

i‘ve caught them at coral bay and in Fremantle harbour