Fish ID pls

Please help me identify this fish

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 scaly mackerel aka bait

Sat, 2015-03-14 09:42

 scaly mackerel aka bait

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Thank you very much

Sat, 2015-03-14 10:04

Thank you very much

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Anchovy

Sat, 2015-03-14 10:58

looks like an Anchovy to me definately not a scaly mackerel . 

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 nah its definatly a scaly

Sat, 2015-03-14 10:59

 nah its definatly a scaly mackerel anchovys are much smaller and their mouths are bit rounder

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 search up anchovy on images

Sat, 2015-03-14 11:00

 search up anchovy on images and scaly mackerel and look at the difference

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 thats not a scaly

Sat, 2015-03-14 11:19

 thats not a scaly

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 yeh definatly a scaly if its

Sat, 2015-03-14 11:23

 yeh definatly a scaly if its not a scaly what is it?

 

 

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 Definitely not a Scalie, eye

Sat, 2015-03-14 11:51

 Definitely not a Scalie, eye a bit big, no idea what it is but we had a huge school of them under the boat when chasing whiting behind 3 mile not too long ago. Died after about 5 mins under a balloon 

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not a scaly

Sat, 2015-03-14 13:41

we used to call them big eye

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Scaly Makerel

Sat, 2015-03-14 19:01

To me its definitely a Scaly Mackerel. We use to catch them all the time from the Rockingham jetty years ago.
The name was very fitting as the scales would come of the fish very easy when handled.

I am sure this has been discussed previously and will endeavour to locate the thread and post the link.

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This is a scalie

Sat, 2015-03-14 19:05

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 Not a scaley, its a

Sat, 2015-03-14 19:08

 Not a scaley, its a mulie/sardine. Just gang it up an upgrade!

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Yep

Sun, 2015-03-15 20:16

Agree, my first thought was Mulie.

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Clupeidae Family

Sat, 2015-03-14 22:09

I believe the fish is part of the clueidae family and have found the link below.

http://bie.ala.org.au/image-search/showSpecies?taxonRank=family&scientificName=CLUPEIDAE

It clearly identifies:-

Mulies = AKA Australian Sardines

Scaley Mackerel = AKA Pilchard (That's what I knew them as)

The one in the pick above which I will still claim to be a Scaley Mackerel does not seem to be documented as of yet in the link provided. It appears to be similar to a Blueback Sprat or the Maray.

Note the names listed are the common names and not the scientific names. The link to the Australian Museum website clearly illustrates this with the Sardinella lemuru (Scaley Mackerel) with the specimen only being registered in 2010.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/image/scaly-mackerel-sardinella-lemuru

Whatever, you want to call them they are good bait.

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 Yeah, thought it might be a

Sat, 2015-03-14 22:11

 Yeah, thought it might be a maray but the eye looks a little big 

Not wrong about the good bait part tho

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hahaha

Sun, 2015-03-15 19:14

its a fukn mulie ya peanuts

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 Ain't no scaly, wrong shape,

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:59

 Ain't no scaly, wrong shape, wrong colour..:wrong fish

this is funny it's just a stinky mulie  (or pilly) if you from the east...if in doubt freeze it, defrost it, freeze again, stamp on it and put a a bag with a $15 price tag..... will then look exactly the same as the crap sold at a servo.

 

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 Best response so far, the

Thu, 2015-03-19 06:30

 Best response so far, the one's from the shop at my holiday place look like they've been in the freezer since the dawn of time with a $10 price tag for 6 

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some sort of sardine. 100%.

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:10

some sort of sardine. 100%.

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 Caught one about 300mm long

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:24

 Caught one about 300mm long at e shed one night and it put up a decent fight, i couldn't believe it. 

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 That was probably a blue

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:20

 That was probably a blue mack

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 It was not a blue mack 

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:28

 It was not a blue mack