What type of fish is this?

 Is this a red scorpion fish?

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 Red Scorpion fish?

Tue, 2018-06-05 08:16

 Red Scorpion fish?

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 Don't touch em, nasty venom

Tue, 2018-06-05 08:28

 Don't touch em, nasty venom in those spines and Gill rakes

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Western Scorpion fish,

Tue, 2018-06-05 09:01

 best handled with pliers. good to eat if big enough, which isn't often.

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 yeah.... it looked

Tue, 2018-06-05 09:17

 yeah.... it looked nasty...ltnnearly got me too while I was trying to take the photo, lol.......cheers

 

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 Yep def dont get stung. They

Tue, 2018-06-05 09:20

 Yep def dont get stung. They are quite tasty but the risk of getting stung its not worth it. To de hook them i put them in the net rather than letting them flap about on deck or hanging from your line. One member on here got done and suffered with the effects for several days after. 

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A very nasty stinging type of fish

Tue, 2018-06-05 14:04

Scorpion fish nasty buggers and not to be messed with. The only way of dealing with these IMO is to not even bring them on board just cut them off over the side and watch them swim off.

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Thanks for the

Tue, 2018-06-05 15:44

Thanks for the warnings......  I got stung by a Cobbler a while ago and if theyre anything like them Ill be a little more catious next time! Cheers

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 cobbler are tame compared. i

Tue, 2018-06-05 16:39

 cobbler are tame compared. i did cop a scratch from one and that was enough and i have been done by a cobbler a couple of times when younger

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Grab them by the lower jaw

Tue, 2018-06-05 17:54

 even with bare hands, you are pretty safe. They are not exactly a big, strong fish--I've handled many, and I've had less grief from them than from bloody baldchin