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Sorry about the photo quality but someone might recognise it.....

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Pipefish

Sat, 2015-09-12 13:07

Looks like its from the pipefish family though which one will probably be up to Glen from the museum

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 Slender sea Moth.

Sat, 2015-09-12 13:23

 Slender sea Moth.

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lol

Sat, 2015-09-12 13:25

Must have been typing at the same time Andy .

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 Get them in  the river

Sat, 2015-09-12 13:31

 Get them in  the river Grant?

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Sea Moth

Sat, 2015-09-12 13:24

Its called a Sea Moth. Many different types, that one looks like a Slender Sea Moth .

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Just did a search for Slender

Sat, 2015-09-12 13:32

Just did a search for Slender Sea Moth and Pipefish and I think the Sea Moths have it.

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Have a dried one

Sun, 2015-09-13 09:17

the exoskeleton allows them to be preserved easily.....mine came from a box of prawns  

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So did this one.....I pulled

Sun, 2015-09-13 09:32

So did this one.....I pulled it out of the bag and went to peel it and thought that felt a bit odd and looked down....WTF LOL

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Yeh they sit in the mud at

Sun, 2015-09-13 10:14

Yeh they sit in the mud at the bottom of the river just like the prawns!

 

A pic i took many years back!

 

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That's a very good pic

Sun, 2015-09-13 20:57

Great picture, that certainly clears up what sort of fish it is. A good post thanks for that.

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Thanks, I had to lie in the

Mon, 2015-09-14 09:25

Thanks, I had to lie in the silt for ages to get it haha

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slender sea moth

Sun, 2015-09-13 23:47

Slender Seamoth - Pegasus volitans

 

Also known as Longtail Seamoth, Slender Seamoth are light brown or olive to dark brown with a paler belly.  They have a flattened head and tapered body covered by a bony skeleton of rigid plates.  The tail is enclosed in bony rings.  The white tipped snout is long and made up of modified nose bones and there is a small mouth under the snout.  They have large pectoral fins which are spread out like wings.  Slender Seamoths are adapted to walk over the bottom using their pelvic fins. 

Juvenile Slender Seamoths are sometimes black.

They grow to 18cms in length.

Slender Seamoths have commercial value for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In Australia Slender Seamoths are found from Fremantle Western Australia around the tropical north, then south to Sydney New South Wales, inhabiting sand or silt bottoms of bays and estuaries.