fish ID

fish ID

 looks like a goldfish it was 27cm and released

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Where

Fri, 2017-07-28 15:39

Where did you catch it?

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Soldierfish

Fri, 2017-07-28 15:59

 Pretty sure its a crimson soldierfish , we used to get a few years ago not far down the coast from Broome !

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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Crimson Soldierfish

Thu, 2017-08-03 08:13

I agree with deep south - Crimson Soldierfish Myripristis murdjan

btw - from all reports they are good eating, although I have never tried.

Cheers,

Glenn

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 If it's red it's dead eh

Thu, 2017-08-03 11:16

 If it's red it's dead eh Glenn ;) 

Does look like it's in the same family as a Nannygai?

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same Order

Thu, 2017-08-03 11:53

Not the same Family, but in same Order, so they are distantly related.

Order Beryciformes

       Family Holocentridae (squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)

       Family Berycidae (alfonsins, nannygais)

There are several other families in the Beryciformes too - all have those distinctive rough scales and spines

 

Probably more info than you're interested in, but there it is

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 Actually appreciated mate,

Thu, 2017-08-03 14:34

 Actually appreciated mate, as they say knoweledge is power lol

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off DI

Fri, 2017-07-28 17:21

 in aboiut 48metres of water. ever eaten one?

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Never seen one

Fri, 2017-07-28 17:57

Look at the size of the eye on it.