Can someone please id this fish for me please.

Can someone please id this fish for me please.

Hi there. Caught this little fella yesterday, and im wondering what kind of fish it is. Can someone help me out. Thanks


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where did u catch him?

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:36

where did u catch him?

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The body looks like a dhui,

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:38

The body looks like a dhui, but the head looks like another fish...

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in

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:39

in the tropical waters of the Gulf Of Capenteria NT.

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it could be a juvinile

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:48

robinson sea bream

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Wade it looks a lot like

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:50

a little Robinson seabream but I am not sure.

Just some of the features arent consistent. More vertical stripes in a Robbo.

Best I can offer but no doubt someone will correct me and get the answer.

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Scottno fish pipped me

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:51

Maybe we are right.

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javelin fish/grunter

Wed, 2010-07-07 10:06

small javelin fish wade - not too bad to eat when bigger.. used to get alot of them fishing up north. lot of ppl call them OC OC due to the grunting sound they make sometimes when caught.

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I agree Poddy

Wed, 2010-07-07 10:38

Now that thats mentioned it looks like a javelin. Get plenty in Hampton harbour. Only teenie ones.

FYI: http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/images/Fisheries_RecreationalFishing/RFish-BarredJavelin-500.jpg

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thanks

Wed, 2010-07-07 11:22

Thanks for your help guys! I hate catching all these new fish..look at them, and think what the hell is this. Will have to track down a Northern fish id book.

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Correct

Wed, 2010-07-07 12:50

Spotted javelin fish

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