What is it??

What is it??

Hey guys i caught this few days ago i think it may be leather jacket of some sort. You cant see it in the photo but it has like two antenna comin off the top of its head.


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Leatherjacket or triggerfish

Tue, 2009-11-10 15:59

Leatherjacket or triggerfish I guess?

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Thanks

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:01

kk Thanks Mate iv never heard of a leather Jacket being caught off a reef before though.

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Lot of them on reef, I

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:03

Lot of them on reef, I usually see a few when I'm diving for crays.

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kk no worries

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:11

kk no worries

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They're usually pretty

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:32

They're usually pretty colours like the horseshoes, that one is but ugly though =0

They're pretty slow, I've caught them both by hand and with the snare and they taste ok if nothing else is going =)

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yeah looks like a

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:24

yeah looks like a leatherjacket to me. They live in the reefs in holes so you will find alot if you fish good reefy bottom i free dive for them in about 15 foot of water in all the reefs and they are beautiful on the tooth

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Ugly looking fish but great

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:01

Ugly looking fish but great to eat. Pull the skin off with a pair of pliers........seriously good for the table

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its a unicorn leather

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:05

its a unicorn leather jacket. always wanted to catch one cause they look cool

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one of the more uglier

Wed, 2009-11-11 18:37

one of the more uglier leather jackets, some of them are so nice to look at especially the horseshoe leatherjacket

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def a leatherie, you can

Wed, 2009-11-11 22:57

def a leatherie, you can tell by the fin running down the back to the tail, if you ever seen them swim they use that fin for slower mooving. and they are good on the tooth but for their size you dont get a lot of meat off them

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elvisfish isn't it

Thu, 2009-11-12 02:10

all skin & bones