Weird megamouth beast ID

Anyone know wwhat this strange creature is?Caught in 20m off Dampier. Massive mouth lined with rows of tiny pin teeth. Real lay and wait ambush thing. Hit like a train but came up like a sock. And yes it went back to lurk on the bottom.

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BLotched Jawfish I

Sun, 2011-05-01 14:54

BLotched Jawfish I think.

 

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Yep Old Horrible himself, one

Sun, 2011-05-01 16:27

Yep Old Horrible himself, one of your favourites ay Brett.

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Yep! Get a horn every time I

Sun, 2011-05-01 22:20

Yep! Get a horn every time I see one, just love the things

 

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Oprah Winfrey

Sun, 2011-05-01 14:54

Got a mouth the same size!

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we know them as star

Sun, 2011-05-01 18:01

we know them as star gazers

 

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Big mouth funny teeth

Sun, 2011-05-01 18:20

Big mouth funny teeth, definatly a Barrnet fish. If it had fins sticking out like elephant ears then it could be an Abbot fish.

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blotched jawfish

Sun, 2011-05-01 19:09

Fishwreckapedia -

Blotched Jawfish - Opistognathus latitabundus
 

Blotched Jawfish are brown with large, spaced dark blotches on the base of the dorsal fin and their sides.  They have a very large mouth with numerous small sharp teeth. 

Blotched Jawfish grow to 30cms. 

Blotched Jawfish are found from north west Western Australia around the tropical north to the Gulf of Carpentaria Queensland. 

 

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blotched jawfish

Mon, 2011-05-02 19:16

well done guys thanks for that one more for the memory bank, jeez so they even take lures bod, as i said, a beast!

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