fish identification

fish identification

 G'day all, can anyone help with the identification of this fish caught off the Derwent wreck. It was approximately 800mm long and dark red flesh,not good eating,cheers

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Caytoy 10 


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 some sort of jobfish by the

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:07

 some sort of jobfish by the looks or possibly a flame snapper

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Rosy Jobfish

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:43

Looks like a rosy jobfish to me, reasonable eating quality with nice firm flesh.

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Japanese Rubyfish

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:47

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/wa-museum

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Saw Toothed Jobfish

Mon, 2014-07-28 16:18

Get em in the deep water in Fiji ( also Hawaii ) where they fetch top dollar

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fish identification

Mon, 2014-07-28 16:33

 cheers for the input thank you all

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Caytoy 10 

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rubyfish

Mon, 2014-07-28 17:51

Jap rubyfish the guy at the museum was chasin a specimen hes on fishwrecked

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seems to be a resident population

Mon, 2014-07-28 20:00

on the Derwent. Ive caught them there and a number of others. 800 is a biggest ive seen

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derwent

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:19

Yea tony got mine there too

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Japanese Rubyfish

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:51

Good memory Alan and fishcrazy.  Still looking for a specimen donation...

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Western Australian Museum

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