fish id please

fish id please

caught this out from ocean reef yesterday in 40m of water, never caught one before, i released it.


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buff bream yuk

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:05

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Hmmmm

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:08

Interesting one Matt

If I was to go by the lips, I would say Morwong, has the spots of a Dusky as oppossed to the Blue. But the pectoral fins are all wrong.

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sand snapper

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:10

looks to me like a sand snapper or dusky morwong

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definatley not a buff bream

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:14

definatley not a buff bream i know that one, lips arent overly huge though but wouldnt rull out some sort or morwong though but definately not a buff

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Dont think so

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:18

Don't think so Mike as I said. look at the pectoral fin. Nope not a buff.

If I combine both the lips and the pectoral fin shape - I'm leaning towards a sweetlip.

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Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:21

I reckon it's a Gold-spotted sweetlip. (Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus)


The Gold-spotted Sweetlips can be recognised by its colouration. It is grey to brown with numerous yellow to orange spots on the body, dorsal fin and anal fin. Juveniles have orange and grey-blue lines on the head and body that break into spots as a fish ages.

This species grows to 60 cm in length.

It occurs in tropical and some temperate marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.

In Australia it is known from the south-western coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to the southern coast of New South Wales.

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Thats the one

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:48


Definately had the orange and grey blue lines on the head.

BUT.........is it any good on the tooth??

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gold spotted sweetlip

Fri, 2008-01-25 16:51

i got one same a while ago up here,bit crap on the chew IMO
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We've caught a few of the

Fri, 2008-01-25 17:40

We've caught a few of the G-spots, and weren't to bad on the chew.

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couldnt pay me enough to eat

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:15

couldnt pay me enough to eat one :)
used to get heaps of em in gero .... cook with an old shoe - after cooked throw out fish and eat the shoe ...


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yeah i didnt think they

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:17

yeah i didnt think they might have been great to eat thats why i let it go, beside if in doubt of any fish being edible or not i would always go the photo and release and keep next time if they are any good

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FIGJAM! (but don't ask my

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:20

FIGJAM!

(but don't ask my wife  - NO - not that - get ya mind outa the gutter! )

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funny when i met your wife

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:21

funny when i met your wife at the bbq at your place that day colin she told me the total opposite

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Shhhhhh!

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:24

and THAT will be enough of that thank you Matt

Hey! 62 girlfriends and 3 wives can't be wrong - not that I'm counting.

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which part was wrong the 3

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:26

which part was wrong the 3 wives or the 63 g/f's?pmsl oh and sorry appologise to your wife that WAS suppose to be a secret i forgot

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You'll Keep IQ Bum :)

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:30

OOOOO!  You'll keep - all bar the last one (had to say that )

pmsl?

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pissing my self laughing,

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:33

pissing my self laughing, young people chat  couldnt help myself then colin

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Me too Matt!

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:38

Young people chat? So do us zimmer frame set , while Ryan, Steve (Palumbo) Tony, Honshu, Mav, other's and I were watching the fishing vid, I seem to recall you were out the back chatting up Tony's wife.
 
  


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hahaha cant remember that

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:41

hahaha cant remember that remember i was drinkingand from memory we was talking about alaskin malamutes

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alaskin malamutes!

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:46

Matt, before you go any further - here's a shovel - it's comptable with your direction, in that it only digs (downwards) (not covers holes)

as for alaskin malamutes, that's OK Matt, you don't have to explain why you were talking doggy positions.



(pmsl)

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i think i might be the one

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:47

i think i might be the one that leaves all this alone back onto the topic, who has eaten one of these fish and what would they compare the taste to?

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Good sh*t

Fri, 2008-01-25 18:50

That recontour was good sh*t Matt - all good! A darn good (respectful) harmless belly laugh

Never caught one, so don't know about 'toothability'. 


 

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wasnt a bad size either 

Fri, 2008-01-25 19:00

wasnt a bad size either  would have got a couple of nice fillets but threw it back anyway just in case it was crappy

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Sweet lips

Mon, 2008-01-28 11:14

thats a spotted sweet lips, some of them would go as 7kgs. . . great fighting fish!

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Caught a few out of

Tue, 2008-01-29 04:08

Caught a few out of portgregory They have been called sand snapper ,or black snapper ,cut one up to use as bait but nothing touched it ,the meat was very dark and it was not tried .

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Sand Snapper

Tue, 2008-01-29 08:50

Commonly called Sand Snapper, but I would say its a Sombre or Brown Sweetlips.

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GOLDSPOT SWEETLIP

Wed, 2008-02-06 15:24

ITS a goldspot sweetlip i c heaps of them when divin on the 5 fathom off rockingham there not 2 bad eatin either just very bloody flesh

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buffalo bream smell like crap

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