Weird fish washed up

 Anyone know what this is ? Found at Woodies on daily arvo walk. Mad spikes on its underside, and strange face / mouth. No idea, any clues ? Cheers !

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 Maybe a pineapple  fish

Mon, 2016-10-10 19:21

 Maybe a pineapple  fish

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As blitzed said, a pineapple

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:29

As blitzed said, a pineapple fish, also known as a port and starboard fish due to a pair of luminous organs that supposedly represent nav lights.

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Cheers !

Tue, 2016-10-11 13:05

 Yeah for sure a Pineapple fish after having a name to google search. Never seen anything like it, has anyone caught one ? Pretty heinous lookin' mouth on the front. Thanks !  

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I'm calling it as a Knight fish

Wed, 2016-10-12 07:40

 family Monocentridae

p14 and p23 Fishes of Rottnest Is by Barry Hutchins

Jaw organs glows a bright turquoise a night, luminescent organ on each side of jaw to attract prey

grows to 25cm

Albany to Kalbari

 

 

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Knight fish is also correct,

Wed, 2016-10-12 12:41

Knight fish is also correct, and there is a 4th name, the "coat-of-mail fish".

Albany to Kalbarri in WA, also found in NSW and Queensland.

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Interesting

Sat, 2016-10-15 17:02

I forgot to mention the black jaw section had rosey orange pigmentation. The lumination thing is awesome, has anyone seen this on a dive ? This fish was probably 25cms.