Fish id - exmouth depths

Fish id - exmouth depths

From gully in exxy atm.

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looks like a ray's bream

Thu, 2012-05-17 18:31

looks like a ray's bream (Brima brama)

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Yep Ray's Bream

Thu, 2012-05-17 18:37

for me too.  Not uncommon to find them in the stomach contents of marlin and swordys.

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Southern Ray's Bream

Fri, 2012-05-18 09:44

Very interesting Adam!  Was this from west or east of the cape?

It is actually a Southern Ray's Bream Brama australis.  It differs from Ray's Bream Brama brama by the slope of the forehead.  Ray's has a very steep forehead, almost blunt, whereas Southern Ray's has a more pointed head like in the photo.

For interest, there are another 3 species of Brama confirmed from WA and another one that is probably here.  Those four species differ from Ray's and Southern Ray's by no having the elongated filaments at the start of the anal fin - so keep an eye out!

 

Adam, I don't suppose you kept it for me? :-)  I'd be keen to get some for the collection - in fact I'd be keen on all species of Brama.

 

Alan, I'm interested about the marlin and swordys - can you elaborate on where?  These are typically regarded as temperate fishes, but we have a few records from the Rowleys and off Port Hedland.

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Ray's Bream in stomach contents of marlin and swordys

Fri, 2012-05-18 10:05

Glenn I was more referring to NZ waters.  I can't comment on Oz waters but if these species share the same waters it would appear likely to me that marlin and swordys would feed upon Ray's Bream as they appear to do over the ditch.

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cheers

Fri, 2012-05-18 10:16

Thanks Alan, that makes sense to me!

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 Its just a common old

Fri, 2012-05-18 19:52

 Its just a common old deepwater Snub nose scaley tuna.

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Nope

Fri, 2012-05-18 20:07

Unfortunately not Glenn, wasn't caught by me just sent through for identification purposes.

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Rays Bream

Fri, 2012-05-18 21:10

caught plenty of them while tuna/sword longlining around WA but I dont recall noticing them in the swordfish stomach contents?

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similar to

Tue, 2012-05-22 12:37

I wonder if it is related to a butterfly tuna. very similar colour and scales. Thats about all though

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scaley tuna, no word of a lie

Tue, 2012-05-22 14:29

scaley tuna, no word of a lie watched a youtube video about this species. scaley tunaa